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The riddle and the knight : in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler

Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Reveals the life of the medieval knight whose accounts of journeys to Jerusalem, India, China, Tibet, and Sumatra inspired explorers and writers, but who was later discredited and ignored.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Mandeville, Sir.; John Mandeville, Sir.; Giles Milton; John Mandeville, Sir.; Giles Milton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giles Milton
ISBN: 0374249970 9780374249977
OCLC Number: 47018458
Notes: Originally published: [London, England] : Allison & Busby, 1996.
Description: 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Inscription --
Constantinople --
The Manuscript --
Cyprus --
A Second Sir John --
Syria --
A Medieval Chronicle --
Jerusalem --
The King's Pardon --
The Sinai Desert --
Onward to China.
Responsibility: Giles Milton.
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Reveals the life of the medieval knight whose accounts of journeys to Jerusalem, India, China, Tibet, and Sumatra inspired explorers and writers, but who was later discredited and ignored.

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