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Robin Hood: The History and Folklore of the English Legend (English Edition) [Versión Kindle]

Charles River Editors

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*Includes pictures of important places and historic illustrations and art depicting the figures of the Robin Hood tales.
*Profiles the historic figures who scholars speculate may be the person Robin Hood was based on. .
*Explains the origins and evolution of Robin Hood. .
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men
Feared by the bad, loved by the good
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood.” - Theme Song from The Adventures of Robin Hood

There are few characters in the English language more iconic than Robin Hood. Emerging out of the ballads of the High Middle Ages and surviving through numerous permutations to the present day, the green-clad archer has become an icon. Today he represents a playful, irreverent and cunning resistance to corruption and injustice, associated primarily with stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Robin Hood’s selfless acts of helping the masses at the expense of himself (by not keeping his treasure) have led to contemporary figures like Bill Gates being called “Modern Day Robin Hoods”, and when a British man robbed a bank in 2013 and handed out the money to homeless people before he was arrested and imprisoned, the name Robin Hood was naturally in the news once more.

Robin Hood is a celebrated folk hero and a kind of good thief, but the earliest stories about Robin Hood depict a far different character. The first Robin Hood was often a brutal and selfish yet also honorable figure, an anti-hero loved (perhaps paradoxically) by many social classes and loathed by authorities. When the notorious Gunpowder Plot was discovered at the beginning of the 17th century, the Earl of Salisbury condemned Guy Fawkes and the conspirators for being “Robin Hoods”.

The transformation of Robin Hood over the centuries has left many scholars attempting to find the origins behind the original story. Like King Arthur, some have even sought a historical figure that might serve as the basis for Robin Hood, while others have sought out mythological origins to see if Robin Hood’s character evolved out of a mythological figure. When looking for the historical and mythical figure, scholars try to understand how the Robin Hood of these tales and came to be. What are the origins of Robin Hood and what can they tell people about the past? What is the historical basis for Robin Hood, if any?

Robin Hood: The History and Folklore of the English Legend comprehensively examines the history and stories behind the Robin Hood legend, tracing the history of the elusive figure and examining the changes that developed over time. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Robin hood like you never have before, in no time at all.

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  • Formato: Versión Kindle
  • Tamaño del archivo: 1033 KB
  • Longitud de impresión: 50
  • Editor: Charles River Editors (29 de abril de 2013)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Texto a voz: Activado
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Very good book! 5 de junio de 2013
Por Stradman - Publicado en Amazon.com
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I enjoyed reading this book. Robin Hood has been a favorite for years, and finding out the history was wonderful. I recommend it for anyone who wants to know more about the background and history of Robin Hood.
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Neat read 8 de septiembre de 2013
Por Jetpack - Publicado en Amazon.com
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At 813 locations, this is a short work on the folklore of Robin Hood. It does a nice job of laying out the legends, and possible ideas for the origin of Robin Hood, and how it has changed over the centuries. I learned much about Robin Hood, and how the myths have changed, and other myths merged into the Robin Hood mythos. Nicely done.

Picked it up while free.
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