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By Rosemary Tzanaki

ISBN-10: 0754608468

ISBN-13: 9780754608462

The so-called travels of Sir John Mandeville to the Holy Land, India and Cathay have been immensely well known all through Europe in the course of the overdue medieval interval and have been translated into 9 assorted languages. this can be a particular learn of the audiences of Mandeville's e-book, with specific emphasis on its reception in England and France from the time the publication seemed within the 1350s to the mid-16th century. The a number of ways that audiences interpreted the paintings, reckoning on wider social and cultural contexts, are analysed thematically, below the headings of pilgrimage, geography, romance, background and theology, and contrasted with what should be discovered of the author's intentions. The ebook is well-illustrated with photos taken from either manuscript and early published versions: in her examine of those and the marginal notes, Rosemary Tzanaki indicates their value for seeing what readers discovered of curiosity. Her research makes an important contribution to our realizing of the way humans in medieval Europe perceived the skin world.

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