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The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville

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The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville.

Allison & Busby, London 1997, 8vo, orig. omslag, 230 s., engelsk tekst, illustrert.

«In 1322 Sir John Mandeville left England on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Thirty-four years later he returned claiming to have travelled half-way round the world. His subsequent book — The Travels — was the most popular of the Middle Ages, and influenced Columbus’s voyage to America and the great explorers who were to follow him. Yet in the nineteenth century what had been taken for ‘true’ for over five centuries was discredited by scolars who claimed that The Travels was an elaborate fabrication. True or false?»

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The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville.

Allison & Busby, London 1997, 8vo, orig. omslag, 230 s., engelsk tekst, illustrert.

«In 1322 Sir John Mandeville left England on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Thirty-four years later he returned claiming to have travelled half-way round the world. His subsequent book — The Travels — was the most popular of the Middle Ages, and influenced Columbus’s voyage to America and the great explorers who were to follow him. Yet in the nineteenth century what had been taken for ‘true’ for over five centuries was discredited by scolars who claimed that The Travels was an elaborate fabrication. True or false?»

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