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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville. John Mandeville. This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title By the standards of the 14th century, the writing style of the man who called himself Sir John Mandeville is so informal as to be nearly chummy: "He who wants to pass over the sea to Jerusalem, may go by many ways, both by sea and by land depending on the countries he comes from; many ways come to a single end.

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About the Author : John Mandeville is the name claimed by the compiler of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a book account of his supposed travels, which probably first appeared in Anglo-Norman French, and first circulated between and Marco Polo referred to no less wonders. The Far East countries were favorable to have some rarities, according to the European mentality of the period. If you look for an example of fabulous and imaginative work, you will find the travels. About the author there is little to know but for what he said.

He was English, from Saint-Alban, in he had to escape to Egypt after he killed a man in duel. The remorse drove him to the Holy Land, the first part of his book is a description of his journey to the real life scenarios of Jesus. As he was on his way to Orient he decided to continue to the East. The adventure lasted 34 years. The notebook of the English knight was in French, and before the historians of critic tendency questioned him, John of Burgundy himself confessed in his deathbed that he was the author.

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The English knight went from traveler of lively imagination to inexistent personality in a short time, although his name continued to be spread all over Europe. The Duke of Berry had an extensive book of travels of pages bound in an only volume kept in the BnF, Ms. By the same token, Isabella I of Castile had a copy, as Cristopher Columbus had one too which he carried with him on his travel to the New World.