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Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde : Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity

Author: Simon Gaunt
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Gallica.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Le Devisement du Monde' (1298), better though inaccurately known in English as 'Marco Polo's Travels', is one of only a handful of medieval texts that remain iconic today for European cultural history. This book examines the text from a fresh, literary viewpoint, drawing upon a range of different disciplines and approaches, including philology, manuscript studies, cultural history, postcolonial studies and theory.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gaunt, Simon.
Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde : Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, ©2013
Named Person: Marco Polo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Gaunt
ISBN: 9781782041139 1782041133
OCLC Number: 889953113
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations ad a note on citations and editions; Introduction: Le Devisement du Monde: textual tradition and genre; 1 Narrative voice and style: 'ego Marcus Paulo'; 2 Language and translation: 'in lingua Galica dicitur'; 3 Knowledge, marvels and other religions: 'oculis propriis videt'; 4 Diversity and alterity: 'diversarum regionum mundanas diversitates'; Conclusion: 'et ipse non notavit nisi pauca aliqua, que adhuc in mente retinebat'; Bibliography; Index; Backcover.
Series Title: Gallica.
Responsibility: Simon Gaunt.

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Le Devisement du Monde' (1298), better though inaccurately known in English as 'Marco Polo's Travels', is one of only a handful of medieval texts that remain iconic today for European cultural history. This book examines the text from a fresh, literary viewpoint, drawing upon a range of different disciplines and approaches, including philology, manuscript studies, cultural history, postcolonial studies and theory. The author also calls into question traditional accounts of the use of French outside France in the Middle Ages and offers a re-assessment of Marco Polo's position in the evolution o.

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