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Published: 13 September 2012

224 Pages | 3 maps


ISBN: 9780199600601

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The Book of Marvels and Travels

John Mandeville
Anthony Bale

Oxford World's Classics

  • A lively new translation of Sir John Mandeville's Book of Marvels and Travels, the classic and highly entertaining medieval account of a journey from Europe to the Holy Land and beyond, and the many marvellous and monstrous peoples and animals living there.
  • The new translation by Anthony Bale emphasizes readability and accessibility, preserving Mandeville's forceful and sometime playful narrative voice.
  • The Introduction considers questions of authorship and origins, the early travel narrative, Crusading and religious difference, fantasy and the European Age of Discovery and Mandeville's pervasive popularity and influence.
  • Helpful notes on historical context and insights into medieval culture and attitudes.
  • Includes a note on medieval measurements, three maps, an index of places and a general index.

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