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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville: The Fantastic 14th-Century Account of a Journey to the East

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One of the most influential books of the medieval period, John Mandeville's fourteenth-century work was written, ostensibly, to encourage and instruct pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. A thorough compendium of medieval lore, the travel book proved to be a great success throughout Europe. (Among his alleged readers were Leonardo da Vinci and Christopher Columbus.)

The Travels professes to relate Mandeville's experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India, and China--where he served in the Great Khan's army--followed by his journey to "the lands beyond," countries populated by "dog-headed men, cannibals, Amazons, and pygmies." Five centuries after Mandeville recorded his observations in those distant lands, the volume's remarkably exacting accounts of events and geography were found to be probable fabrications.

Nevertheless, the book's widespread popularity and influence make it essential to the study of medieval English literature. An engaging mix of fact and fantasy, enhanced with more than 100 rare woodcut illustrations, it has retained its place as one of the greatest and most entertaining works of early English vernacular prose.

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Written to encourage and instruct pilgrims traveling to biblical lands, The Travels recounts Mandeville's experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India, China, and "the lands beyond." Five centuries passed before the remarkably exacting accounts of events and geography were found to be probable fabrications. Features 119 rare woodcut illustrations.

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Written to encourage and instruct pilgrims traveling to biblical lands, The Travels recounts Mandeville's experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India, China, and "the lands beyond." Five centuries passed before the remarkably exacting accounts of events and geography were found to be probable fabrications. Features 119 rare woodcut illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486443782
Subtitle:
The Fantastic 14th-Century Account of a Journey to the East
Author:
Mandeville, John
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Geography, medieval
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Palestine Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Travel, Adventure
Publication Date:
20060117
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
119 woodcuts
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.68 lb

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Written to encourage and instruct pilgrims traveling to biblical lands, The Travels recounts Mandeville's experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India, China, and "the lands beyond." Five centuries passed before the remarkably exacting accounts of events and geography were found to be probable fabrications. Features 119 rare woodcut illustrations.
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Written to encourage and instruct pilgrims traveling to biblical lands, The Travels recounts Mandeville's experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India, China, and "the lands beyond." Five centuries passed before the remarkably exacting accounts of events and geography were found to be probable fabrications. Features 119 rare woodcut illustrations.
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