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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
     

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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by John Mandeville
 

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This edition features
• illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents, Footnotes, and Index

CONTENTS
THE PROLOGUE
CHAPTER I
To Teach You the Way out of England to Constantinople
CHAPTER II
Of the Cross and the Crown of our Lord Jesu Christ
CHAPTER III
Of the City of Constantinople, and of the Faith of

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This edition features
• illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents, Footnotes, and Index

CONTENTS
THE PROLOGUE
CHAPTER I
To Teach You the Way out of England to Constantinople
CHAPTER II
Of the Cross and the Crown of our Lord Jesu Christ
CHAPTER III
Of the City of Constantinople, and of the Faith of Greeks
CHAPTER IV
Of the Way from Constantinople to Jerusalem.
CHAPTER V
Of Diversities in Cyprus;
CHAPTER VI
Of Many Names of Soldans, and of the Tower of Babylon
CHAPTER VII
Of the Country of Egypt
CHAPTER VIII
Of the Isle of Sicily
CHAPTER IX
Of the Desert between the Church of Saint Catherine and Jerusalem
CHAPTER X
Of the Pilgrimages in Jerusalem
CHAPTER XI
Of the Temple of Our Lord
CHAPTER XII
Of the Dead Sea; and of the Flome Jordan
CHAPTER XIII
Of the Province of Galilee
CHAPTER XIV
Of the City of Damascus
CHAPTER XV
Of the Customs of Saracens, and of Their Law
CHAPTER XVI
Of the Lands of Albania and of Libia
CHAPTER XVII
Of the Land of Job; and of His Age
CHAPTER XVIII
Of the Customs of Isles about Ind
CHAPTER XIX
Of the Dooms Made by St. Thomas’s Hand.
CHAPTER XX
Of the Evil Customs Used in the Isle of Lamary
CHAPTER XXI
Of the Palace of the King of the Isle of Java
CHAPTER XXII
How Men Know by the Idol, If the Sick Shall Die or Not
CHAPTER XXIII
Of the Great Chan of Cathay
CHAPTER XXIV
Wherefore He is Clept the great Chan
CHAPTER XXV
Of the Governance of the Great Chan’s Court,
CHAPTER XXVI
Of the Law and the Customs of the Tartarians Dwelling in Cathay
CHAPTER XXVII
Of the Realm of Tharse and the Lands and Kingdoms towards the Septentrional Parts
CHAPTER XXVIII
The Emperor of Persia, and of the Land of Darkness
CHAPTER XXIX
Of the Countries and Isles That Be beyond the Land of Cathay
CHAPTER XXX
Of the Royal Estate of Prester John
CHAPTER XXXI
Of the Devil’s Head in the Valley Perilous
CHAPTER XXXII
Of the Goodness of the Folk of the Isle of Bragman
CHAPTER XXXIII
Of the Hills of Gold that Pismires keep.
CHAPTER XXXIV
Of the Customs of Kings and other that dwell in the Isles coasting to Prester John’s Land.

About the Author
"In his preface the compiler calls himself a knight, and states that he was born and bred in England, of the town of St Albans. Although the book is real, it is widely believed that 'Sir John Mandeville' himself was not. Common theories point to a Frenchman by the name of Jehan a la Barbe (or other possibilities discussed below).

The most recent scholarly work suggests that The Travels of Sir John Mandeville was “the work of Jan de Langhe, a Fleming who wrote in Latin under the name Johannes Longus and in French as Jean le Long.”[4] Jan de Langhe was born in Ypres early in the 1300s and by 1334 had become a Benedictine monk at the abbey of Saint-Bertin in Saint-Omer which was about 20 miles from Calais. After studying law at the University of Paris, de Langhe returned to the abbey and was elected abbot in 1365. He was a prolific writer and avid collector of travelogues, right up to his death in 1383."--Wikipedia

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016511092
Publisher:
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Publication date:
06/27/2013
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Format:
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File size:
264 KB

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