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Published: 01 September 2015

224 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095269

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Reading Robin Hood

Content, form and reception in the outlaw myth

First Edition

Stephen Knight

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture MUP

  • Deals with the entire Robin Hood myth from its misty origins to modern film and fiction
  • Explains the tradition as a dynamic myth about resistance to wrongful authority, varying crucially across time as society and social attitudes change
  • Combines a close, multi-generic textual approach with a reading of the contexts that produced and consumed this most continuingly popular of heroic myths
  • Brings detailed scholarship to bear, often for the first time, on the varying phases and the many complexities of the world's major outlaw myth