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The Gest of Robyn Hode: A Critical and Textual Commentary

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The "Gest of Robyn Hode," in print by 1535, was the most substantial early tale of Robin Hood, telling of how he rescued a knight from being bankrupted by the church, captured then later killed the Sheriff of Nottingham, won a great archery contest, was reconciled to the King, and died. This volume includes a critically re-edited text of the "Gest," a modernization, vocabulary, extensive notes, and an introduction setting it in historical context (including a demonstration that the King of the "Gest" is Edward -- probably Edward II -- and not Richard I). Also includes texts of many other writings of the "Robin Hood Period" and assorted illustrations.

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Robert B. Waltz

We've all heard stories of Robin Hood, but most of them are based on songs and notices from the seventeenth century and later, by which time the legend had both changed and degenerated. The Robin Hood of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was different. And the single most substantial source for that legend was the "Gest of Robyn Hode," printed repeatedly around 1500. My short printed book on the "Gest" offers a newly-edited text of the "Gest" with a modernized translation. This e-book provides the commentary that could not fit in the short printed book. It covers the text in great detail (with a critical apparatus showing what the various prints read). It examines the history of the legend, and the vocabulary of the "Gest." And it has a line-by-line commentary on the contents of the "Gest." It is, to my knowledge, the fullest study ever made of this fullest early tale of Robin Hood.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert B. Waltz

Robert B. Waltz, BA, Physics and Mathematics, Hamline University, 1985. Editor, The Traditional Ballad Index. Editor, The Minnesota Heritage Songbook (Minnesota Sesquicentennial Project). Editor, The Gest of Robyn Hode (Loomis House Books). Author, Romancing the Ballad: How Orpheus the Minstrel Became King Orfeo (Loomis House Books). Author, The Bible In History (free e-book). Author, An Introduction to Braid Scots (free e-book)

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