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 Le livre de Jehan de Mandeville
(6,091 words)

MandevilleLe Livre des merveilles

'The book of John Mandeville''Mandeville's travels', 'The travels of Sir John Mandeville'

John Mandeville

Date: Unknown; after 1351 and before 1371 (the work dates itself to 1356 or 1357)

Original Language: Old French


A widely-circulated and much-translated guide to the East, The book of John Mandeville is a lengthy prose compilation that falsely passes itself off as a work of memory based on the personal exp…

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Higgins, Iain, “ Le livre de Jehan de 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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