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Robin Hood: The Early Poems, 1465-1560, Texts, Contexts, and Ideology
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Publisher Univ of Delaware Pr
Publication date March 30, 2007
Pages 278
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780874139648
ISBN-10 0874139643
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $55.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: While references to Robin Hood began to appear as early as the thirteenth century in legal records, the earliest surviving poems did not appear in manuscripts and early printed books until the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Several fourteenth-century allusions in the works of William Langland and Geoffrey Chaucer suggest that the "rymes of Robyn Hood" were widely circulating by the 1370s, but, it is vital to note, none of these late fourteenth-century works survives. A better approach, Thomas H. Ohlgren argues, is to focus on what has actually survived rather than on what might have existed. As a result, the poems Robin Hood and the Monk and Robin Hood and the Potter, which survive in two different Cambridge manuscripts of the last third of the fifteenth century, and "A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode", which was printed at least seven times in the sixteenth century, must receive pride of place in the canon because they have a physical reality as material artifacts - in short, they exist and provide valuable information about the places and times of their composition and dissemination.

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9780874139648 | details & prices | 278 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $55.00
About: While references to Robin Hood began to appear as early as the thirteenth century in legal records, the earliest surviving poems did not appear in manuscripts and early printed books until the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

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