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Mandeville's Travels, most likely written in 1356 or 1357, purports to chronicle the travels of English knight Sir John Mandeville. In the years immediately following the return to Europe of such famous travelers as Marco Polo and Friar John of Plano Carpini, accounts of travel in the Middle East and Far East were in demand. More than 270 manuscripts of the book, in ten European languages, survive today, attesting to its immense popularity. In addition, authors of subsequent travel books retold Mandeville's stories, and his accounts influenced thought and literature until the mid-1500s, when settlement of the New World shifted interests.

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville is best classified in the medieval literature genre. It is probably best described as fiction, although it is written like a non-fiction travel journal or...

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The Travels of Jean de Mandeville is one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic book illumination from northern France. The codex, also known as Le Livre des Voyages de Jean de Mandeville , was written and illuminated in the first quarter of the 15th century in Paris and it features 74 lavishly illuminated miniatures , some of which are attributed to the Master of the Mazarine Hours (in French, Maitre de la Mazarine). With its combination of vivid and pastel colors, together with the shimmering details in gold, the manuscript is a superb example of Parisian book painting production .

Written in Middle French , the author of the manuscript identifies himself with one Jean de Mandeville , an alleged knight who after 30 years of travelling the world, returns home and recounts all the things and places he saw.

Jean Chardin (16 November 1643 – 5 January 1713), born Jean-Baptiste Chardin , and also known as Sir John Chardin , was a French jeweller and traveller whose ten-volume book The Travels of Sir John Chardin is regarded as one of the finest works of early Western scholarship on Persia and the Near East in general.

Of four volumes originally projected the first volume was published in 1686, Journal du Voyage . . de Chardin en Parse et aux Indes Orientales, London, fol. An English translation was issued concurrently. This volume contains the author's journey from Paris to Ispahan, and has the author's half-length portrait by Loggan, with eighteen copper plates, mostly folding. His former work is reprinted there with a fulsome 'Epistle Dedicatory to James II.' [1]

He did not live after to publish it, and after his death the manuscript was supposed to be lost. Some of his descendants advertised a reward of twenty guineas for it. When Thomas Harmer published a second edition of his, 'Observations on divers pissages of Scripture,' 2 vols., London, 1776, 8vo, it was found that by the help of Sir Philip Musgrave, a descendant of Chardin, he had recovered the lost manuscript in six small volumes, and had incorporated almost all of them in his work, under the author's name, or signed 'MS. C.,' i.e. manuscript of Chardin. [1]

Mandeville's Travels, most likely written in 1356 or 1357, purports to chronicle the travels of English knight Sir John Mandeville. In the years immediately following the return to Europe of such famous travelers as Marco Polo and Friar John of Plano Carpini, accounts of travel in the Middle East and Far East were in demand. More than 270 manuscripts of the book, in ten European languages, survive today, attesting to its immense popularity. In addition, authors of subsequent travel books retold Mandeville's stories, and his accounts influenced thought and literature until the mid-1500s, when settlement of the New World shifted interests.

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville is best classified in the medieval literature genre. It is probably best described as fiction, although it is written like a non-fiction travel journal or...

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The Travels of Jean de Mandeville is one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic book illumination from northern France. The codex, also known as Le Livre des Voyages de Jean de Mandeville , was written and illuminated in the first quarter of the 15th century in Paris and it features 74 lavishly illuminated miniatures , some of which are attributed to the Master of the Mazarine Hours (in French, Maitre de la Mazarine). With its combination of vivid and pastel colors, together with the shimmering details in gold, the manuscript is a superb example of Parisian book painting production .

Written in Middle French , the author of the manuscript identifies himself with one Jean de Mandeville , an alleged knight who after 30 years of travelling the world, returns home and recounts all the things and places he saw.

Mandeville's Travels, most likely written in 1356 or 1357, purports to chronicle the travels of English knight Sir John Mandeville. In the years immediately following the return to Europe of such famous travelers as Marco Polo and Friar John of Plano Carpini, accounts of travel in the Middle East and Far East were in demand. More than 270 manuscripts of the book, in ten European languages, survive today, attesting to its immense popularity. In addition, authors of subsequent travel books retold Mandeville's stories, and his accounts influenced thought and literature until the mid-1500s, when settlement of the New World shifted interests.

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville is best classified in the medieval literature genre. It is probably best described as fiction, although it is written like a non-fiction travel journal or...

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