The riddle and the knight : in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler
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New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001.
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Edition:
1st American ed.
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230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Basalt Non Fiction
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Part travelogue/part historical mystery about the most famous traveler--and chronicler-- in medieval Europe. 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. "Erudite, witty and adventurous" (The Mail on Sunday), The Riddle and the Knight is a brilliant piece of detective work.
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0374249970

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Originally published: [London, England] : Allison & Busby, 1996.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-226) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Milton, G. (2001). The riddle and the knight: in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler. 1st American ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Milton, Giles. 2001. The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveler. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

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Milton, Giles, The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveler. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001.

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Milton, Giles. The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveler. 1st American ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001. Print.

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