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A knight's legacy : Mandeville and Mandevillian lore in early modern England

Author: Ladan Niayesh
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Manchester medieval literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The so-called Travels of Sir John Mandeville (c. 1356) was one of the most popular books of the late Middle Ages. Translated into many European languages and widely circulating in both manuscript and printed forms, the pseudo English knight's account had a lasting influence on the voyages of discovery and durably affected Europe's perception of exotic lands and peoples.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Montpellier (2007)
Conference proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Congresses
Named Person: John Mandeville, Sir.; John Mandeville, Sir; John Mandeville, Sir.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ladan Niayesh
ISBN: 9780719081750 0719081750
OCLC Number: 662578184
Notes: Selected proceedings from a conference held at the Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, France in June 2007; augmented by specially commissioned chapters.
Description: viii, 216 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations --
Introduction / Mary Baine Campbell --
Part I. Editions and receptions --
1. Mandeville in England: the early years / Michael C. Seymour --
2. 'Whet-stone leasings of old Maundeuile': reading the Travels in early modern England / Charles W.R.D. Moseley --
3. Mandeville reviviscent: early modern travel tales / Kenneth Parker --
Part II. Mandevillian ideologies --
4. The four rivers of paradise: Mandeville and the Book of Genesis / Leo Carruthers --
5. Mandeville on Muhammad: texts, contexts and influence / Matthew Dimmock --
6. A 'science of dreams': 'the fantastic ethnography' of Sir Walter Ralegh and Baconian experimentalism / Line Cottegnies --
Part III. Mandevillian stages --
7. Marlowe's Tamburlaine: the well-travelled tyrant and some of his unchecked baggage / Richard Hillman --
8. Prester John writes back: the legend and its early modern reworkings / Ladan Niayesh --
9. Stage-Mandevilles: the Far East and the limits of representation in the theatre, 1621-2002 / Gordon McMullan --
10. The politics of Mandevillian monsters in Richard Brome's The Antipodes / Claire jowitt --
Index.
Series Title: Manchester medieval literature.
Responsibility: edited by Ladan Niayesh.
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