Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 6, 2000)
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students proceed to discover that fictional narratives supply wealthy perception into the ancient improvement of a contemporary nationwide cognizance. In nineteenth-century Britain, the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood performed a major position in development of up to date nationwide identification. those legends supply very important home windows on British tradition and draw from very diversified views. King Arthur and Robin Hood have routinely been diametrically adversarial of their ideological orientation, with Arthur on the top of the social and political hierarchy and Robin Hood thoroughly outdoor traditional hierarchical buildings. the truth that such varied figures may well at the same time functionality as British nationwide heroes means that nineteenth-century British nationalism didn't symbolize a unmarried set of values and ideas, yet relatively that it was once pressured to assimilate numerous competing issues of view.