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

ISBN-10: 0486443787
ISBN-13: 9780486443782
Edition: 2006
Authors: John Mandeville
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List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

One of the most influential books of the medieval period--a fascinating work of fact and fancy Written in the fourteenth century to encourage and instruct pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land, five centuries passed before its remarkably exacting accounts of events and geography were unmasked as fabrications. This book has nevertheless retained its place as one of the greatest and most entertaining works of early English vernacular prose.

Introduction
Bibliographical Note
The Prologue
To teach you the Way out of England to Constantinople
Of the Cross and the Crown of our Lord Jesu Christ
Of the City of Constantinople, and of the Faith of the Greeks
Of the Way from Constantinople to Jerusalem. Of Saint John the Evangelist. And of the Ypocras Daughter, transformed from a Woman to a Dragon
[Of diversities in Cyprus; of the Road from Cyprus to Jerusalem, and of the Marvel of a Fosse full of Sand]
Of many Names of Sultans, and of the Tower of Babylon
Of the Country of Egypt; of the Bird Phoenix of Arabia; of the City of Cairo; of the Cunning to know Balm and to prove it; and of the Garners of Joseph
Of the Isle of Sicily; of the way from Babylon to the Mount Sinai; of the Church of Saint Katherine and of all the marvels there
Of the Desert between the Church of Saint Catherine and Jerusalem. Of the Dry Tree; and how Roses came first into the World
Of the Pilgrimages in Jerusalem, and of the Holy Places thereabout
Of the Temple of our Lord. Of the Cruelty of King Herod. Of the Mount Sion. Of Probatica Piscina; and of Natatorium Siloe
Of the Dead Sea; and of the Flome Jordan. Of the Head of Saint John the Baptist; and of the Usages of the Samaritans
Of the Province of Galilee, and where Antichrist shall be born. Of Nazareth. Of the age of our Lady. Of the Day of Doom. And of the customs of Jacobites, Syrians; and of the usages of Georgians
Of the City of Damascus. Of three ways to Jerusalem; one, by land and by sea; another, more by land than by sea; and the third way to Jerusalem, all by land
Of the Customs of Saracens, and of their Law. And how the Soldan reasoned me, Author of this Book; and of the beginning of Mohammet
Of the lands of Albania and of Libia. Of the wishings for watching of the Sparrow-hawk; and of Noah's ship
Of the Land of Job; and of his age. Of the array of men of Chaldea. Of the land where women dwell without company of men. Of the knowledge and virtues of the very diamond
Of the customs of Isles about Ind. Of the difference betwixt Idols and Simulacres. Of three manner growing of Pepper upon one tree. Of the Well that changeth his odour every hour of the day; and that is marvel
Of the Dooms made by St. Thomas's hand. Of devotion and sacrifice made to Idols there, in the city of Calamye; and of the Procession in going about the city
Of the evil customs used in the Isle of Lamary. And how the earth and the sea be of round form and shape, by proof of the star that is clept Antarctic, that is fixed in the south
Of the Palace of the King of the Isle of Java. Of the Trees that bear meal, honey, wine, and venom; and of other marvels and customs used in the Isles marching thereabout
How men know by the Idol, if the sick shall die or not. Of Folk of diverse shape and marvellously disfigured. And of the Monks that gave their relief to baboons, apes, and marmosets, and to other beasts
Of the great Chan of Cathay. Of the royalty of his palace, and how he sits at meat; and of the great number of officers that serve him
Wherefore he is clept the great Chan. Of the Style of his Letters: and of the Superscription about his great Seal and his Privy Seal
Of the Governance of the great Chan's Court, and when he maketh solemn feasts. Of his Philosophers. And of his array, when he rideth by the country
Of the Law and the Customs of the Tartarians dwelling in Cathay. And how that men do when the Emperor shall die, and how he shall be chosen
Of the Realm of Tharse and the Lands and Kingdoms towards the Septentrional Parts, in coming down from the Land of Cathay
Of the Emperor of Persia, and of the Land of Darkness; and of other kingdoms that belong to the great Chan of Cathay, and other lands of his, unto the sea of Greece
Of the Countries and Isles that be beyond the Land of Cathay; and of the fruits there; and of twenty-two kings enclosed within the mountains
Of the Royal Estate of Prester John. And of a rich man that made a marvellous castle and cleped it Paradise; and of his subtlety
Of the Devil's Head in the Valley Perilous. And of the Customs of Folk in diverse Isles that be about in the Lordship of Prester John
Of the goodness of the folk of the Isle of Bragman. Of King Alexander. And wherefore the Emperor of Ind is clept Prester John
Of the Hills of Gold that Pismires keep. And of the four Floods that come from Paradise Terrestrial
Of the Customs of Kings and other that dwell in the Isles coasting to Prester John's Land. And of the Worship that the Son doth to the Father when he is dead

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