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A study of how Mandeville's Travels came to appear in its various versions, explaining how it went through a series of transformations as it reached new audiences in order to serve as both a response to previous writings about the East and an important voice in the medieval conversation about the nature and limits of the world.
Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371.
By the aid of translations into many other languages, the work acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely unreliable and often fantastical nature of the travels it describes, it was used as a work of reference
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Title: Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, University of Pennsylvania Press,: 1997
ISBN Number: 0812233433
ISBN Number 13: 9780812233438
Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket
lb: 2.00 lb
Seller ID: 007521