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    The book of marvels and travels

    Mandeville, J. and Bale, Anthony (2012) The book of marvels and travels. Oxford World's Classics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199600601.

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    Abstract

    In his Book of Marvels and Travels, Sir John Mandeville describes a journey from europe to Jerusalem and on into Asia, and the many wonderful and monstrous peoples and practices in the East. Written in the fourteenth century, the Book is a captivating blend of fact and fantast, an extraordinary travel narrative that offers some revealing and unexpected attitudes towards other races and religions. It was immensely popular, and numbered among its readers Chaucer, Columbus, and Thomas More. Anthony Bale has created a new translation from Middle English and medieval French, with entirely an entirely new introduction, note on the text, and supporting apparatus, including full explanatory footnotes.

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    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: New translation of "The Book of Marvels and Travels" by John Mandeville
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): medieval, travel, religion, pilgrimage, translation, animals, Islam, Judaism, Jerusalem, race, empire, crusading
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Anthony Bale
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 12:37
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 09:13
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6150

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