French Travel Stories D.18.08.10

9 Aug

Many books circulated in the medieval period. Marco Polo’s book written by a romantic author appeared first in French.
A time later around 1357 was Mandeville’s Travels, and this was a book written in Anglo-Norman French.
French books had a fairly wide circulation in Medieval Europe. Mandeville’s Travels was a little more mysterious than Marco Polo’s.
There probably never was a John Mandeville. There’s no record of him outside this book of travels. He was described as being an English Knight.
In all – the French prized themselves of travel stories.
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