The book of marvels and travels pdf
Free PDF The Book of Marvels and Travels (Oxford World s Classics) EpubRequest Examination Copy. 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. 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. 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 learned, playful, and moralizing, with an endless curiosity about different cultures.
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And of the Ypocras Daughter, transformed from a Woman to a Dragon. Of the dry tree; and how roses came first into the world. Of the cruelty of King Herod. Of the Mount Sion. Of probatica piscina; and of natatorium siloe. Of the head of Saint John the Baptist; and of the usages of the Samaritans. Of Nazareth.