Travel Legend and Lore: An Encyclopedia
Ronald H. Fritze
ABC-CLIO, 1998 - Social Science - 443 pages
In this lively compendium, travelers of the armchair variety will find assembled the best travel tales from cultures around the world and through the centuries. Focusing on journeys for purposes of trade, diplomacy, religion, or pleasure, the encyclopedia surveys the persons, animals, events, places, and institutions associated with travel legend from antiquity to 1900. With an informative introduction, nearly 200 cross referenced A-to-Z entries, numerous illustrations, and a comprehensive bibliography and index, Travel Legend and Lore delivers the goods to students and scholars - and to anyone who enjoys delightful and frightful stories from faraway places.
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