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Mandeville's medieval audiences : a study on the reception of the book of Sir John Mandeville (1371-1550)

Author: Rosemary Tzanaki
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The so-called travels of Sir John Mandeville to the Holy Land, India and Cathay were immensely popular throughout Europe during the late medieval period and were translated into nine different languages. This is a detailed study of the audiences of Mandeville's Book, with particular emphasis on its reception in England and France from the time the Book appeared in the 1350s to the mid-16th century."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tzanaki, Rosemary, 1973-
Mandeville's medieval audiences.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003
(OCoLC)606955689
Named Person: John Mandeville, Sir.; John Mandeville
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Tzanaki
ISBN: 0754608468 9780754608462
OCLC Number: 50448019
Description: xii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Pilgrimage Route --
2. Geographical Information --
3. Romantic Interludes --
4. Historical Interest --
5. Theological Considerations.
Responsibility: Rosemary Tzanaki.
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This study focuses upon the audiences who read Mandeville's description of his fictitious travels to the Holy Land, India and Cathay. It looks at the book and the reception it received from the 1350s  Read more...

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