The Book of Marvels and Travels (Oxford World's Classics)

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Bale shows a lightness of touch in translation, which remains close to the syntax of the Middle English while avoiding archaism Bale's introduction offers a pithy and elegant overview of current scholarship on the nature of the text. ( Kim M. Phillips, Studies in the Age of Chaucer)

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Editorial: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2012)
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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Another island in the Great Ocean has many sinful and malevolent women, who have precious gems in their eyes. 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. He tells us about the Sultan in Cairo, the Great Khan in China, and the mythical Christian prince Prester John. There are giants and pygmies, cannibals and Amazons, headless humans and people with a single foot so huge it can shield them from the sun . Forceful and opinionated, the narrator is by turns bossy, learned, playful, and moralizing, with an endless curiosity about different cultures. Written in the fourteenth century, the Book is a captivating blend of fact and fantasy, an extraordinary travel narrative that offers some revealing and unexpected attitudes towards other races and religions. It was immensely popular, and numbered among its readers Chaucer, Columbus, and Thomas More. Anthony Bale s new translation emphasizes the book s readability, and his introduction and notes bring us closer to Mandeville s medieval worldview. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199600601

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