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The riddle and the knight: in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2001.
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1st American ed.
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English
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Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight , is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures provided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. By the nineteenth century however, his claims were largely discredited by academics. Giles Milton set off in the footsteps of Mandeville, in order to test his amazing claims, and to restore Mandeville to his rightful place in the literature of exploration.

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subject_facetBiographies
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Biography
Geography, Medieval
Knights and knighthood -- England -- Biography
Mandeville, John, -- Sir
Mandeville, John, -- Sir. -- Itinerarium
Milton, Giles -- Travel
Travel, Medieval
Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism
title_displayThe riddle and the knight : in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler
title_fullThe riddle and the knight : in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler / Giles Milton
title_shortThe riddle and the knight
title_subin search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler
topic_facetChristian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Geography, Medieval
History and criticism
Knights and knighthood
Mandeville, John
Milton, Giles
Travel
Travel, Medieval
Travelers' writings, English