THE RIDDLE AND THE KNIGHT: IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE, THE WORLD'S GR EATEST TRAVELER

THE RIDDLE AND THE KNIGHT: IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE, THE WORLD'S GR EATEST TRAVELER

By: Milton, Giles

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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 acco unt of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was o nce the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book abou t 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 prov ided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. By the nineteenth century however, his claims were largely discredited by academi cs. Giles Milton set off in the footsteps of Mandeville, in order to test h is amazing claims, and to restore Mandeville to his rightful place in the l iterature of exploration. "Erudite, witty and adventurous" (The Mail on Sunday), The Riddle and the Knight is a brilliant piece of detective work.

Title: THE RIDDLE AND THE KNIGHT: IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE, THE WORLD'S GR EATEST TRAVELER

Author Name: Milton, Giles

Categories: General,

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

ISBN Number: 0374249970

ISBN Number 13: 9780374249977

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046957