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Riddle & the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World’s Greatest Traveller
Riddle & the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World’s Greatest Traveller
 
Our Price: $23.00
Year: 1996
Pages: 230
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 374249970

Product Code: 756774403

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Giles Milton (au). In 1322, Sir John Mandeville left England to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Thirty-four years later he returned, claiming not only to have visited the Holy Land but also to have traveled to India, China, Tibet & Java. His book -- ”The Travels” --  lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, & his adventures provided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Coleridge, & Swift. Yet by the 19th cent., he was all but ignored by scholars, & his descriptions of monsters & strange peoples were discredited. Intrigued by Mandeville, Milton set off in his footsteps in order to test his amazing claims & to attempt to solve the riddle of the knight. This brilliant piece of detective work restores Mandeville to his rightful place in the history of lit. & exploration. Illus.

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