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Prester John, the Mongols, and the Ten Lost Tribes

Author: C F Beckingham; Bernard Hamilton
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume contains the principal sources relating to the Prester John legend, along with a number of modern articles on the topic. The legend is examined in the context of such themes as Mongol  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Prester John, (Legendary character); Prester John, (Legendary character); Johann Beck; Jean, (roi); Prester John, (personnage légendaire); Johannes, Caesariensis; Prester John, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C F Beckingham; Bernard Hamilton
ISBN: 086078553X 9780860785538
OCLC Number: 34583978
Language Note: Papers chiefly in English, with 3 contributions in German and one in French.
Description: xiv, 315 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Achievements of Prester John / C.F. Beckingham --
II. The Patriarch John of India and Prester John / F. Zarncke --
III. Prester John's Letter to the Byzantine Emperor Emanuel, with a note by B. Hamilton on Additional Latin Manuscripts of the Letter / F. Zarncke --
IV. Alexander III's Letter to Prester John / F. Zarncke --
V. Two passages from 'La Prophetie de Hannan, fils d'Isaac' / P. Pelliot --
VI. The Relatio de Davide as a source for Mongol History and the Legend of Prester John / J. Richard --
VII. Prester John and the Mongols / D. Morgan --
VIII. Prester John and the Three Kings of Cologne / B. Hamilton --
IX. Prester John and Russia, edited by W.F. Ryan / A.A. Vasiliev --
X. An Ethiopian Embassy to Europe, c. 1310 / C.F. Beckingham --
XI. Prester John in West Africa / C.F. Beckingham --
XII. Eldad ha-Dani and Prester John / D. Wasserstein --
XIII. Continental Drift: Prester John's Progress through the Indies / B. Hamilton --
XIV. The Quest for Prester John / C.F. Beckingham --
A Select Bibliography of Works on Prester John.
Responsibility: edited by Charles F. Beckingham and Bernard Hamilton.
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