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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (Penguin Classics)

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Immediately popular when it first appeared around 1356, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville became the standard account of the East for several centuriesa work that went on to influence luminaries as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, Swift, and Coleridge. Ostensibly written by an English knight, the Travels purport to relate his experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India, and China. Mandeville claims to have served in the Great Khan's army and to have journeyed to "the lands beyond"countries populated by dog-headed men, cannibals, Amazons, and pygmies. This translation by the esteemed C.W.R.D. Moseley conveys the elegant style of the original, making this an intriguing blend of fact and absurdity, and offering wondrous insight into fourteenth- century conceptions of the world.

About the Author

Sir John Mandeville claimed in his book to be an English knight who began his travels in 1322, but the book was originally written in French, and the truth of the author's identityand whether in fact he actually traveledis not known.

C.W.R.D. Moseley has taught Medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge for many years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444353
Translator:
Moseley, C. W. R. D.
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Translator:
Moseley, C. W. R. D.
Author:
Mandeville, John
Author:
Moseley, C. W. R. D.
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Design - Book
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Subject:
Geography, medieval
Subject:
Mandeville, John
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
682
Publication Date:
19840207
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.77x5.07x.51 in. .34 lbs.

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