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Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville

By: Higgins, Iain Macleod

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, University of Pennsylvania Press,: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 007521

ISBN: 0812233433

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 un... View more info