Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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John Mandeville
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John Mandeville is the name used by the still unlocated author of a widely circulated and much translated compilation about the biblical and marvelous East. The compilation was probably made in the late 1350s and is best known nowadays by its misleading editorial title, Mandeville’s travels. According to the work’s opening and closing perorations, John Mandeville was a knight, born in St Albans, England, who went …

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Higgins, Iain, “John Mandeville”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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