The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

Front Cover
Penguin Books, 1983 - Asia - 206 pages
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.)

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Dreesie - LibraryThing

So, clearly "John Mandeville" did not go everywhere he claims, since he saw wooly chickens and people with no heads and so on and so forth. Parts of this book were entertaining, especially the ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - davidpwithun - LibraryThing

I have to be honest and say that I had never heard of this work, at least so far as I can recall, until I found a used copy of it in the bookshelves of my local Goodwill. But I'm very happy that I ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information