Sir John Mandeville

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Bennett, Josephine Waters. "The Woodcut Illustrations in the English Editions of Mandeville's Travels." The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 47 (1953): 59- 69.

Discusses the origins of the woodcuts used first in a German and later in English editions of Mandeville 's Travels.

Burnett, Charles, and Patrick Gautier Dalché. "Attitudes Towards the Mongols in Medieval Literature: The XXII Kings of Gog and Magog from the Court of Frederick II to Jean De Mandeville." Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 22 (1991): 153-67.

Examines the history and sources of a text titled the Mirabilia mundi, which links the races of Gog and Magog to the Mongols, and argues that the Mirabilia mundi was one of Mandeville's sources.

Cameron, Kenneth Walter. "A Discovery in John De Mandevilles" Speculeum 11, No. 3 (July 1936): 351-59.

Provides an annotated list of people who might have been the author of Mandeville's Travels.

Hamelius, P. An Introduction to Mandeville 's Travels, by Sir John Mandeville, pp. 1-22. London: Oxford University Press, 1961.

Argues that Jean d'Ourtemeuse, author of Mirror of Histories, was the author of Mandeville's Travels and discusses the work's political significance.

Howard, Donald R. "The World of Mandeville's Travels." The Yearbook in English Studies 1 (1971): 1-17.

Discusses Mandeville 's Travels within the context of the Middle Ages and characterizes Mandeville as a scholar and encyclopedist who mastered a large amount of written material and presented it in a thoughtful manner.

Jackson, Isaac. "Who Was Sir John Mandeville? A Fresh Clue." Modern Language Review 23, No. 4 (October 1928): 466-68.

Suggests that Mandeville was an Englishman living in Ireland who fled to France after murdering a fellow English nobleman.

Metlitzki, Dorothee. "The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville." In The Matter of Araby in Medieval England, Yale University Press, 1977, pp. 220-39.

Focuses on Mandeville's account of the Assassins and on his descriptions of Muslim customs and manners.

Moseley, C. W. R. D. "Chaucer, Sir John Mandeville, and the Alliterative Revival: A Hypothesis Concerning Relationships." Modern Philology 72, No. 2 (November 1974): 182-84.

Argues that Chaucer's work reveals a debt to Mandeville.

——. "The Metamorphoses of Sir John Mandeville." The Yearbook of English Studies 4 (1974): 5-25.

Comments on some of the new versions of Mandeville's Travels that appeared in England between 1350 and 1750, noting how the changes made in each new presentation reflected the editor's interests and prejudices.

Seymour, M. C. "The Scribal Tradition of Mandeville's Travels: The Insular Version." Scriptorium 18, No. 1 (1964): 34-48.

Discusses the history of "The Insular Version" of Mandeville's Travels. Seymour contends that this version, written in England, is one of the three principal derivitives of the original text.

——. Sir John Mandeville. Aldershot, England: Variorum, 1993, 60 p.

Suggests that the author of Mandeville's Travels was Jean 1e Long, a Benedictine monk who lived in northern France.

Additional coverage of Mandeville's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 146.

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