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The Book of John Mandeville: with Related Texts
     

The Book of John Mandeville: with Related Texts

by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., Iain Macleaod Higgins
 

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ISBN-10: 0872209350

ISBN-13: 9780872209350

Pub. Date: 03/15/2011

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

A fictive traveler's guide to the East, both Near and Far, The Book of John Mandeville was a late--medieval best seller, more popular in its day than Marco Polo's Travels. In addition to a fresh, vibrant translation--the first from the Middle French original since the fifteenth century—this edition of The Book of John Mandeville offers a succinct

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A fictive traveler's guide to the East, both Near and Far, The Book of John Mandeville was a late--medieval best seller, more popular in its day than Marco Polo's Travels. In addition to a fresh, vibrant translation--the first from the Middle French original since the fifteenth century—this edition of The Book of John Mandeville offers a succinct, broad-ranging Introduction to the work that touches on the question of authorship, the sources on which the text drew, and the transformation and reception of the work down to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872209350
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
830,288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Abbreviations xxvii

The Book of John Mandeville 1

Appendix A Variants and Versions 187

1 The Insular and Continental French Versions 187

2 The Interpolated Continental (Liege) Version 192

3 Three English Versions 199

4 Two German Versions 203

5 The Vulgate Latin Version 206

Appendix B The Sources of The Book of John Mandeville 219

1 William of Boldensele, Book of Certain Regions beyond the Mediterranean (Excerpt) 221

2 (Pseudo-)William of Tripoli, Treatise on the State of the Saracens (Excerpt) 235

3 Odoric of Pordenone, Account (Excerpt) 246

4 How to Mount a Crusade Overseas (Excerpt) 255

5 Hay ton of Armenia, Flower of the Histories of the Land of the East (Excerpt) 257

Appendix C Contexts and Commentary 260

1 A Note on Geography and Cosmology 260

2 A Note on the Astrolabe 265

3 A Note on the Alphabets 266

4 A Note on the Account of the Sultans in Chapter 6 270

5 A Note on the Mongol Emperors and Their Early Empire 271

Works Cited and Select Bibliography 273

Index of Scriptural and Related Citations in Latin 283

Select Index of Proper Names 285

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