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Analogues

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-29.

This section includes pages on specific Anglo-Scottish and European analogues, a page listing anthologies of texts, a page listing studies and criticism and a page listing allusions to the heroes and traditions. Analogues, sources and parallels to specific ballads are to be found under the ballads in question.

British

These heroes were the subjects of songs, poems or prose texts written in England or Scotland in (Middle) English, Middle Scots, Anglo-Norman, Latin or Welsh.

European

These are European heroes from outside Britain. The texts are in Latin or vernacular languages.

International

These types of analogues are found in both British and continental sources.

Anthologies

Anthologies, printed or online.

Studies and criticism

Studies and criticism of analogous traditions in general. This page also contains a section on studies of social banditry. Secondary literature on specific heroes and traditions are found under the pages specific to the heroes in question.

Allusions

These are allusions to the Robin Hood tradition which also mention analogous characters. For allusions to such characters that do not also refer to the Robin Hood tradition, see the pages specific to the characters in question.