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


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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (Penguin Classics)

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

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1983

Seller ID: 2269479

ISBN: 0140444351

Condition: Very Good

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 divers... View more info