Coverart for item
The Resource The travels of Sir John Mandeville, translated with an introduction by C.W.R.D. Moseley

The travels of Sir John Mandeville, translated with an introduction by C.W.R.D. Moseley

Label
The travels of Sir John Mandeville
Title
The travels of Sir John Mandeville
Statement of responsibility
translated with an introduction by C.W.R.D. Moseley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • enm
  • eng
Summary
"Ostensibly written by an English knight, the Travels purport to relate his experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India and China. Sir John Mandeville claims to have served in the Great Khan's army, and to have travelled in 'the lands beyond' - countries populated by dog-headed men, cannibals, Amazons and Pygmies. Although Marco Polo's slightly earlier narrative ultimately proved more factually accurate, Mandeville's was widely known, used by Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci and Martin Frobisher, and inspired writers as diverse as Swift, Defoe and Coleridge. This blend of fact, exaggeration and absurdity offers both insight into and subtle criticism of fourteenth-century conceptions of the world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mandeville, John
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Middle English
LC call number
G370.M2
LC item number
M3613 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moseley, C. W. R. D.
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geography, Medieval
  • Travel, Medieval
  • Orient
  • Palestine
  • Mandeville, John
Label
The travels of Sir John Mandeville, translated with an introduction by C.W.R.D. Moseley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Harmondsworth, England : Penguin Books, 1983
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • 43
  • Supplementary Explanatory Notes
  • 194
Control code
o5001835290x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
222 p.
Isbn
9780141441436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The travels of Sir John Mandeville, translated with an introduction by C.W.R.D. Moseley
Publication
Note
Originally published: Harmondsworth, England : Penguin Books, 1983
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • 43
  • Supplementary Explanatory Notes
  • 194
Control code
o5001835290x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
222 p.
Isbn
9780141441436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723