The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (Penguin Classics)

By: Mandeville, John; Moseley, C.W.R.D.

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Minor general wear to wrappers, pages faintly toned. 1983 Trade Paperback. 206 pp. 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 travelled in 'the lands beyond' - countries populated by dog-headed men, cannibals, Amazons and Pygmies. Although Marco Polo's slightly earlier narrative ultimately proved more factually accurate, Mandeville's was widely known, used by Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci and Martin Frobisher, and inspiring writers as diverse as Swift, Defoe and Coleridge. This intriguing blend of fact, exaggeration and absurdity offers both fascinating insight into and subtle criticism of fourteenth-century conceptions of the world.

Title: The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (Penguin Classics)

Author: Mandeville, John; Moseley, C.W.R.D.

Categories: History, Biography, Adventure, Asian, British,

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1983

ISBN Number: 0140444351

ISBN Number 13: 9780140444353

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2269479

Keywords: ADVENTURE TRAVEL SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE ENGLISH ENGLAND BRITAIN BRITISH KNIGHT MEDIEVAL HISTORY HOLY LAND ISRAEL EGYPT AFRICA INDIA CHINA ASIA BIOGRAPHY,