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The Resource Myth and national identity in nineteenth-century Britain : the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood, Stephanie L. Barczewski

Myth and national identity in nineteenth-century Britain : the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood, Stephanie L. Barczewski

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Myth and national identity in nineteenth-century Britain : the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood
Title
Myth and national identity in nineteenth-century Britain
Title remainder
the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie L. Barczewski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In nineteenth-century Britain, the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood played an important role in construction of contemporary national identity. These two legends provide excellent windows through which to view British culture, because they offer very different perspectives. King Arthur and Robin Hood have traditionally been diametrically opposed in terms of their ideological orientation. The former is a king, a man at the pinnacle of the social and political hierarchy, whereas the latter is an outlaw, and is therefore completely outside conventional hierarchical structures. The fact that two such different figures could simultaneously function as British national heroes suggests that nineteenth-century British nationalism did not represent a single set of values and ideas, but rather that it was forced to assimilate a variety of competing points of view."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barczewski, Stephanie L
Dewey number
820.9/358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.N293
LC item number
B37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Arthurian romances
  • National characteristics, British, in literature
  • Medievalism
  • Robin Hood
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Britons in literature
  • Outlaws in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • English literature
  • Arthurian romances
  • Arthur
  • Great Britain
Label
Myth and national identity in nineteenth-century Britain : the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood, Stephanie L. Barczewski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Enlargement of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Yale University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'Our fathers were of saxon race': Robin Hood, King Arthur, and the Rise of Anglo-Saxon Racialism
  • 5.
  • 'I have made his glory mine': Women and the Nation in the Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood
  • Introduction: King Arthur, Robin Hood, and British National Identity
  • 1.
  • 'These two names are national inheritances': The Emergence of King Arthur and Robin Hood as National Heroes
  • 2.
  • 'Sung of throughout the length and breadth of the land': The Popularity and Meaning of the Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood in the Nineteenth Century
  • 3.
  • 'The love of our own language': The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood and the Rise of English Studies
  • 4.
Control code
42289985
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780198207283
Lccn
99040054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Myth and national identity in nineteenth-century Britain : the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood, Stephanie L. Barczewski
Publication
Note
Enlargement of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Yale University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'Our fathers were of saxon race': Robin Hood, King Arthur, and the Rise of Anglo-Saxon Racialism
  • 5.
  • 'I have made his glory mine': Women and the Nation in the Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood
  • Introduction: King Arthur, Robin Hood, and British National Identity
  • 1.
  • 'These two names are national inheritances': The Emergence of King Arthur and Robin Hood as National Heroes
  • 2.
  • 'Sung of throughout the length and breadth of the land': The Popularity and Meaning of the Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood in the Nineteenth Century
  • 3.
  • 'The love of our own language': The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood and the Rise of English Studies
  • 4.
Control code
42289985
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780198207283
Lccn
99040054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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