Book of John Mandeville With Related Texts

ISBN-10: 0872209350
ISBN-13: 9780872209350
Edition: 2011
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Description: The work now known as Mandeville's Travels- a fictive traveler's account of journeys through the East, both Near and Far- was a late-Medieval bestseller, more popular in its day than Marco Polo's Travels. The original French version, essentially a  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

The work now known as Mandeville's Travels- a fictive traveler's account of journeys through the East, both Near and Far- was a late-Medieval bestseller, more popular in its day than Marco Polo's Travels. The original French version, essentially a synthesis of excerpts from over 1,000 (genuine) travel books, was quickly translated into eleven languages, and over 300 manuscripts have survived. In the process of being so often copied and translated, the "original" text was often altered, sometimes drastically, and the changes introduced by the copyists and translators reveal a wealth of information about the Medieval European mind and its views of the "other."

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Abbreviations
The Book of John Mandeville
Variants and Versions
The Insular and Continental French Versions
The Interpolated Continental (Liege) Version
Three English Versions
Two German Versions
The Vulgate Latin Version
The Sources of The Book of John Mandeville
William of Boldensele, Book of Certain Regions beyond the Mediterranean (Excerpt)
(Pseudo-)William of Tripoli, Treatise on the State of the Saracens (Excerpt)
Odoric of Pordenone, Account (Excerpt)
How to Mount a Crusade Overseas (Excerpt)
Hay ton of Armenia, Flower of the Histories of the Land of the East (Excerpt)
Contexts and Commentary
A Note on Geography and Cosmology
A Note on the Astrolabe
A Note on the Alphabets
A Note on the Account of the Sultans in Chapter 6
A Note on the Mongol Emperors and Their Early Empire
Works Cited and Select Bibliography
Index of Scriptural and Related Citations in Latin
Select Index of Proper Names

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