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About the Author: John Mandeville

"Jehan de Mandeville", translated as "Sir John Mandeville", is the name claimed by the compiler of a singular book of supposed travels, written in Anglo-Norman French, and published between 1357 and 1371.
By aid of translations into many other languages it acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely unreliable and often fantastical nature of the travels it describes, it was used as a work of reference — Christopher Columbus, for example, was heavily influenced by both this work and Marco Polo's earlier Il Milione (Adams 53).


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Paperback, Published in May 2008 by Book Jungle

ISBN10: 1605975370 | ISBN13: 9781605975375

Page count: 200

Jehan de Mandeville also known as Sir John Mandeville complied a book of travels in circa 1350. Being translated into numerous languages increased its popularity. Even though the book has a fantastical nature it was still used as a reference source by Columbus. The author claims to have been in Paris, Constantinople, aided the Sultan of Egypt in the war against the Bedouin; he had seen Mount Sinai and visited the Holy Land. Mandeville further says that he visited Russia, Krakow, Livonia, and Lithuania. It is believed that the physician Liege was the author of part of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville.

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