What is the impact of chapter 10 on the whole book in Sir John Mandeville's Travels?
The authenticity of Sir John Mandeville's Travels has often been questioned. There are no contemporary records of the author's existence, and parts of the book appear to have been copied from other travel narratives, such as that of the Friar Odoric of Pordenone.
However, although Sir John Mandeville may not have existed, and although, if he did exist, he probably did not travel to many of the places he claims to have visited, it is clear that someone who...
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