Studies and criticism (analogues)
From International Robin Hood Bibliography
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-23.
- Ahola, Joonas. Outlawry in the Icelandic Family Sagas. Ph.d. thesis; University of Helsinki, 2014
- Harlan-Haughey, Sarah; Coote, Lesley A., ser. ed.; Kaufman, Alexander L., ser. ed. The Ecology of the English Outlaw in Medieval Literature: From Fen to Greenwood / Sarah Harlan-Haughey (Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture, [vol. I]) (London [recte: Abingdon, Oxfordshire] and New York, 2016)
- Harlan-Haughey, Sarah. 'Forest Law Through the Looking Glass: Distortions of the Forest Charter in the Outlaw Fiction of Late Medieval England', William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. vol. 25 (2016), pp. 549-89
- Kightly, Charles. Folk Heroes of Britain (London, ©1982). This excellent study contains chapters on the heroes of Anglo-Saxon England, Hereward the Wake, William Wallace, Caratacus, Boadicea, and King Cole
- Kinniburgh, Mary Catherine. 'Spatial Reading: Digital Literary Maps of the Icelandic Outlaw Sagas', Digital Medievalist, vol. 11 (2018), pp. 1–35
- Jones, Timothy Scott; Wheeler, Bonnie, ser. ed. Outlawry in Medieval Literature (New York, 2010)
- Mackay, Charles. 'Popular Admiration for Great Thieves', Bentley's Miscellany. American Version, vol. 8 (Jul.–Dec. 1841), pp. 406-11. Discusses famous European thieves. For Robin Hood see pp. 407, 408.
- Seal, Graham. The Outlaw Legend: A Cultural Tradition in Britain, America and Australia (Cambridge, 1996)
- Seal, Graham. Outlaw Heroes in Myth and History (London and New York, 2011). Provides an overview and analysis of the global tradition of the outlaw hero, tracing the myth and history of the outlaw hero from the Roman Empire to the present, discussing the ways in which real as well as mythic figures have impacted societies and cultures socially, politically, economically and culturally.
- Shaw, Brent D. 'Bandits in the Roman Empire', Past and Present, No. 105 (1984), pp. 3-52. Includes information on Roman outlaws whose careers and afterlife in tradition in some respect resemble those of English outlaws.