The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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Penguin Books, 1983 - Asia - 206 pages
22 Reviews
One of the most influential books of the medieval period, John Mandeville's fourteenth-century work was written, ostensibly, to encourage and instruct pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. A thorough compendium of medieval lore, the travel book proved to be a great success throughout Europe. (Among his alleged readers were Leonardo da Vinci and Christopher Columbus.)

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Review: The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

User Review  - Frank Rogers - Goodreads

I'd be lying if I called this a page turner in the conventional way, but some of the details in this book, especially as he describes places further and further away from Europe, are totally amazing ... Read full review

Review: The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

User Review  - Jonny - Goodreads

Lovely stuff. Proof, if proof were needed, that even back in the 14th century, you could wander the globe laughing at peasants and patronizing brown people, and generally get away with it if you had the word "Sir" in front of your name. Read full review

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About the author (1983)

John Mandeville has an intimate knowledge of Turkey, having travelled extensively throughout the country on many occasions. Based in London, he has worked as a freelance travel writer for over 20 years and has written numerous
magazine and newspaper articles on Turkey.

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