Voyage and Travel [Christmas Summary Classics] by Sir John Mandeville

Voyage and Travel [Christmas Summary Classics]

bySir John Mandeville

Kobo ebook | December 6, 2012

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Christmas Summary Classics
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Voyage and Travel
I.—Of the Holy Land and the Way Thereto
The celebrated "Voyage and Travel of Sir John Mandeville" was first published in French between 1357 and 1371. The identity of its author has given rise to much difference of opinion, but its authorship is now generally ascribed to Jehan de Bourgoigne, a physician who practised at Liège. There is, indeed, some evidence that this name was assumed, and that the physician's real name, Mandeville, had been discarded when he fled from England after committing homicide. A tomb at Liège, seen at so late as the seventeenth century, bore the name of Mandeville, and gave the date of his death as November 17, 1372. As to the book itself, its material is evidently borrowed chiefly from other writers, especially from the account of the travels of Friar Odoric and from a French work on the East, and only a small part contains first-hand information. Numerous manuscripts exist, in several languages. The English version is probably not the work of the original writer, but it is, nevertheless, regarded as a standard piece of mediæval English prose.

Title:Voyage and Travel [Christmas Summary Classics]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 6, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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