New Books in History

Anthony Bale, trans., “Sir John Mandeville’s The Book of Marvels and Travels”

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New Books in History

Marshall Poe

Description: Discussions with Historians about their New Books

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Anthony Bale, trans., “Sir John Mandeville’s The Book of Marvels and Travels”

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Anthony Bale’s new translation of Sir John Mandeville’s classic account is an exciting and engaging text that’s accessible to a wide range of readers. The Book of Marvels and Travels (Oxford University Press, 2012) recounts a fourteenth-century journey across the medieval world, albeit one that was likely written as the result of a voyage through [...]