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The Book of Marvels and Travels

The Book of Marvels and Travels Author : John Mandeville
Release : 2012-09-13
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0199600600
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In his Book of Marvels and Travels, Sir John Mandeville describes a journey from Europe to Jerusalem and on into Asia, and the many wonderful and monstrous peoples and practices in the East. A captivating blend of fact and fantasy, Mandeville's Book is newly translated in an edition that brings us closer to Mandeville's worldview.

Writing East

Writing East Author : Iain Macleod Higgins
Release : 1997
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN : 9780812233438
File Size : 38.98 MB
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"A remarkable analysis of an important medieval text. . . . This work will surely initiate new studies of the precolonial frame of mind and the role of distinct versions of medieval manuscripts in the shaping of medieval understanding."--Sixteenth Century Journal

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Author : John Mandeville
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Publisher : Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
ISBN : 1647980542
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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville is the chronicle of the alleged Sir John Mandeville, an explorer. His travels were first published in the late 14th century, and influenced many subsequent explorers such as Christopher Columbus.

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo Author : Marco Polo
Release : 2008
Publisher : Everyman Paperback Classics
ISBN : 9781841593135
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Marco Polo set off on his travels from Venice as a young man in 1271, and returned home in 1295 after spending 24 years away, 17 of them in China. He isone of the few early adventurers whose name nearly everyone knows. His book was one of the best-loved works of the Middle Ages, and has remained popular ever since. At a time when China is again assuming global importance, his account of China under the Mongol emperor Khubilai Khan - the dazzlingly splendid capital in Beijing, the great southern metropolis of Hangzhou - is a classic reminder of the antiquity of Chinese power and civilization. Marco Polo also portrays countries and cities all along the trade route from the Mediterranean to Mongolia. He reminds us that Iraq's present suffering is not unique by relating the story of the attack on Baghdad by Mongol forces in 1258. He conveys the daunting prospect of the deserts of central Asia and the distant charms of Yunnan. And he reminds us of the huge merchant ships dominating China's trade with foreign countries, ships that far outstripped their European counterparts. He even writes about Japan, the first European to do so. His book was often thought of as a book of marvels, but one of its striking features to a contemporary reader is its clarity, realism and tolerance. As this new edition shows, he sometimes exaggerates, but his reputation for making things up is quite unfair, as Colin Thubron makes clear in his introduction. The original manuscript of Marco Polo's book is lost, and in the many later versions names and other details have become so garbled that it has been said that his itineraries are impossible to follow. This new Everyman edition shows this need not be so. It explains clearly all the references in the book, and shows in detail with new maps the routes described from Venice to Beijing, from Beijing to Burma, and from Beijing to south-east China. It also provides an up-to-date history of the book and the controversies surrounding it.

Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature

Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature Author : S. Lightsey
Release : 2007-08-06
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 0230605648
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This book examines marvels as tangible objects in the literary, courtly, and artisanal cultures of medieval England, but these clever devices, neither wholly semiotic nor purely positivist objects, are imbued with diverse cultural significance that illuminates in new ways the familiar literature of the Ricardian period.

Richard Halliburton’s Book of Marvels: The Occident

Richard Halliburton’s Book of Marvels: The Occident Author : Richard Halliburton
Release : 2018-12-02
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN : 1789127041
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Boys and girls all over the world know the name of Richard Halliburton. They have heard grown-ups talk about The Royal Road to Romance, The Glorious Adventure, New Worlds to Conquer, The Flying Carpet and Seven League Boots. These books have broken records in the field of travel and adventure. They are bestsellers year in and year out. Now Mr. Halliburton has written a book just for his younger friends (but just to try and keep father and mother or uncle and aunt away from it!) and in it he has kept a promise he made to himself when he studied geography in school. In those days his eager wish was to travel, to see the places he had read about. He swore that when he became a man he would see that his sons not only studied their geography but lived it too. Now he has been to the four corners of the world and beheld the wonders of nature and man. But he is a bachelor, and has no sons of his own. So he has adopted all boys and girls and here he takes them with him on a personally conducted tour to live geography with him—the most thrilled geography anyone could imagine. This book represents the cream of his adventures. Beginning with the wonders of our own continent we travel and adventure with him to South America and to Europe. No dramatic incident, no fascinating legend relating to his marvels has been omitted. Richard Halliburton has spared himself no trouble, no expense to make this book complete and beautiful. The illustrations are many and inspiring. Out of his first-hand knowledge of the notable scenes and works of our world, he has chosen those that have most appealed to his own imagination, and with his story-telling gift, simple, direct, enthusiastic, he makes them live to the imagination of all boys and girls. For he has the heart of a boy and he speaks to the heart of youth.

Over Here

Over Here Author : Joyce Holsclaw
Release : 2004-08
Publisher : ELDERBERRY PRESS, INC.
ISBN : 9781932762235
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Marco Polo's Silk Road

Marco Polo's Silk Road Author : Marco Polo
Release : 2011
Publisher : Watkins Publishing
ISBN : 9781780280158
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In the late 1290s, an imprisoned Venetian merchant dictated an account of his amazing adventures in China. That book, The Travels of Marco Polo, was an instant success. Though scholars once derided Polo's tale, today's historians accept it as accurate. The original manuscripts are long lost, but now, for the first time, a modernized hybrid edition has been compiled from translations by William Marsden and Henry Yule. Comprising nearly 150 chapters, this superbly illustrated, silk-bound abridgement of this seminal work is a treasure worthy of its subject.

Travels with a Tangerine

Travels with a Tangerine Author : Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Release : 2002
Publisher : Welcome Rain
ISBN :
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Traces the pre-mechanical age travels of Ibn Battutah, who set out in 1325 from his native home and spent twenty-nine years visiting most of the known world, from Tangiers to Constantinople.

Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance

Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance Author : Joan-Pau Rubiés
Release : 2002-09-05
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9780521526135
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This book, first published in 2000, offers a wide-ranging and ambitious analysis of how European travellers in India developed their perceptions of ethnic, political and religious diversity over three hundred years. It analyses the growth of novel historical and philosophical concerns, from the early and rare examples of medieval travellers such as Marco Polo, through to the more sophisticated narratives of seventeenth-century observers - religious writers such as Jesuit missionaries, or independent antiquarians such as Pietro della Valle. The book's approach combines the detailed contextual analysis of individual narratives with an original long-term interpretation of the role of cross-cultural encounters in the European Renaissance. An extremely wide range of European sources is discussed, including the often neglected but extremely important Iberian and Italian sources. However, the book also discusses a number of non-European sources, Muslim and Hindu, thereby challenging simplistic interpretations of western 'orientalism'.

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo Author : Marion Koenig
Release : 1964
Publisher :
ISBN :
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An account of the travels of three Venetian merchants and of the marvels they saw, based on the journals of seventeen year old Marco Polo.

Richard Halliburton’s Second Book of Marvels - The Orient

Richard Halliburton’s Second Book of Marvels - The Orient Author : Richard Halliburton
Release : 2018-12-02
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN : 178912705X
File Size : 22.45 MB
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Boys and girls all over the world know the name of Richard Halliburton. They have heard grown-ups talk about The Royal Road to Romance, The Glorious Adventure, New Worlds to Conquer, The Flying Carpet and Seven League Boots. These books have broken records in the field of travel and adventure. They are bestsellers year in and year out. Now Mr. Halliburton has written a book just for his younger friends (but just to try and keep father and mother or uncle and aunt away from it!) and in it he has kept a promise he made to himself when he studied geography in school. In those days his eager wish was to travel, to see the places he had read about. He swore that when he became a man he would see that his sons not only studied their geography but lived it too. Now he has been to the four corners of the world and beheld the wonders of nature and man. But he is a bachelor, and has no sons of his own. So he has adopted all boys and girls and here he takes them with him on a personally conducted tour to live geography with him—the most thrilled geography anyone could imagine. Following on from his Book of Marvels: The Occident, this present volume provides another exciting tour for school students—introducing the people, religions, architecture, customs, and scenery from Greece to Mt. Fuji in Japan, multi-cultural regions then called “The Orient,” complete with maps of his travel routes. No dramatic incident, no fascinating legend relating to his marvels has been omitted. Richard Halliburton has spared himself no trouble, no expense to make this book complete and beautiful. The illustrations are many and inspiring. Out of his first-hand knowledge of the notable scenes and works of our world, he has chosen those that have most appealed to his own imagination, and with his story-telling gift, simple, direct, enthusiastic, he makes them live to the imagination of all boys and girls. For he has the heart of a boy and he speaks to the heart of youth.

The Book of Margery Kempe

The Book of Margery Kempe Author : Margery Kempe
Release : 2015
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0199686645
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The Book of Margery Kempe is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. The earliest autobiography in English, It describes Kempe's transformation from businesswoman to pilgrim, her visions, hostile encounters with clergy and travels to holy sites abroad. This new translation provides full introduction and notes.

Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West

Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West Author : Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Release : 2008-12-27
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
ISBN : 1442693282
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Few figures from history evoke such vivid Orientalist associations as Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer whose accounts of the "Far East" sparked literary and cultural imaginations. The essays in Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West challenge what many scholars perceived to be an opposition of "East" and "West" in Polo's writings. These writers argue that Marco Polo's experiences along the Silk Road should instead be considered a fertile interaction of cultural exchange. The volume begins with detailed studies of Marco Polo's narrative in its many medieval forms (including French, Italian, and Latin versions). They place the text in its material and generic contexts, and situate Marco Polo's account within the conventions of travel literature and manuscript illumination. Other essays consider the appropriation of Marco Polo's narrative in adaptations, translation, and cinematic art. The concluding section presents historiographic and poetic accounts of the place of Marco Polo in the context of a global world literature. By considering the production and reception of The Travels, this collection lays the groundwork for new histories of world literature written from the perspective of cultural, economic, and linguistic exchange, rather than conquest and conflict.

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo Author : L. F. Benedetto
Release : 2014-04-08
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1134284667
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First published in 1931. None of the manuscripts which have come down to us represent the original form of Marco Polo's narrative, but it is clear that certain texts are closer to the lost original than others. Entrusted with the task of preparing a new Italian edition of Marco Polo, Benedetto discovered many unknown manuscripts. He carefully edited the most famous of the manuscripts (the Geographic text) and collated it with the other best known ones. · An invaluable index has been added to Aldo Ricci's of Benedetto's text, which includes all the identifications made in the Geographic text and also later editions by Marsden (1818), Pauthier (1865) and Yule (1871). · The difficulty of following Polo on his many journeys has also been simplified by the process of distinguishing between those places on his main route to China and his return journey by sea to Persia and those places which he visited during his stay in China and those he never visited at all.

Swift: Gulliver's Travels

Swift: Gulliver's Travels Author : Howard Erskine-Hill
Release : 1993-07-30
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9780521338424
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Providing a original impartial account of the world-famous satire, this new critical introduction to Gulliver's Travels presents Swift's work in its historical and literary context, and explores its allusions, four-part structure, narrative strategy and prose style.