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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (2): 371–397.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Caitlin Mahaffy This article investigates two literary works from the premodern era: Mandeville's Travels (composed between 1357 and 1371) and Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World (1666) , both of which depict hybrid creatures as natural rather than monstrously unnatural. These two texts...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 147–164.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of their desires’ satisfaction. They appear to know in all certainty, in other words, where the line of racial oth- erness begins. Predictably enough, however, the geographical imaginings that we find in Mandeville’s Travels are at once very different and much more com...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 105–139.
Published: 01 January 2021
... it, a cosmographical work referred to in M. R. James s 1912 catalogue as tract without title, has not been identified or discussed elsewhere.1 It also contains a unique abridgment of the medieval geographical bestseller, The Book of Sir John Mandeville, also known as Mandeville s Travels, and while medieval maps...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 197–228.
Published: 01 May 2008
... beyond the obvious. The famous late-fourteenth-century Livre des merveilles (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS fr. 2810) owned by Jean, Duc de Berry — an illustrated collection of travel writings (including Polo and Mandeville, amongst others) — obviously belongs to that corpus. But so too might...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 January 2001
... and hybrid offspring.55 Mandeville’s Travels (ca. 1360) initiates a tradition of vernacular ethnogra- phy where femininity and personal beauty become touchstones of differ- ence. Mandeville notes that in Chaldea “ben faire men and they gon full nobely arrayed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 59–84.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., brings down the Apocalypse. In Mandeville’s Travels, Gog and Magog reinforce specifically Christian (rather than merely European) communal identity. By identifying Gog and Magog with the Lost Tribes of Israel, the author constructs European Jews as potential insurgents, both alien and familiar...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 48.2 / 2018   n heauenlyI Canaan. To which blessed place, O Lord of his grace,   Bring vs all man after man.28 The poem describes itself as an epitaph, but it is not directly an epitaph for the fabled medieval traveler Sir John Mandeville...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2021
... to find a common ancestor to these texts. Yet what Brefeld concludes is hardly surprising that the pilgrims all copied each others texts, which is well known to anybody who has looked at the travels of Marco Polo and John Mandeville, or similar writings.6 Two pilgrimage guides, the short Libel- lus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 515–544.
Published: 01 September 2011
... readership, the knight’s Mediterranean journey could not be viewed as a source of exotic knowledge akin to Marco Polo’s or John Mandeville’s descriptions of India and China. For Tafur, the interest of his travel account does not reside in telling his readers about remote parts of the world...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... English Text Society e.s., vol.  (London,  –  The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, chap. “And Y askyd what was here cause whi þei dide so, and þei seide somme housbandis lay by here wyfes [first] and non oþer but þei, and somme of here wyfes hadde naddris in here bodyes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of the climate, he wrote, all Ethiopians ate little, were easily intoxicated, and often suffered diarrhea. Not surprisingly, Ethiopia in Mandeville’s Travels is also a place of bodily deformity.29 Christian allegoresis aligned black skin with the devil, with Ethiopians...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 635–657.
Published: 01 September 2011
... conceptions of Asia.] McRae, Andrew. Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xii, 247 pp.; 4 illus., 4 maps, 1 table. $90.00. Niayesh, Ladan, ed. A Knight’s Legacy: Mandeville and Mandevillian Lore in Early Modern England. Manchester...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 281–309.
Published: 01 May 2003
...; a fascination with spices and precious stones, with lan- guages and marvels, coupled with a harsh xenophobia. The text of such paradoxical simultaneities is Mandeville’s Travels—its worldview derived from the conjunction of an older, Augustinian worldview as rearticulated by Orosius with the more aggressive...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 375–398.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Elisabeth the prisoner.14 Foxe describes an event rather than claiming to record any material evi- dence; however, the chance survival of three travelers’ reports compiled in succeeding years at the close of the sixteenth century suggest this act of engraved resistance was reproduced in situ as part...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 399–424.
Published: 01 May 2002
... and translations 2. Reference 3. Essay collections 4. Biography 5. Historians and historiography 6. Identity formations 7. Jewish studies 8. Dissent and tolerance 9. Waging war, making peace 10. Travel and mapping space 11. Markets...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 137–171.
Published: 01 January 2011
... France Antarctique autrement nommée Amérique i n 1557. 7 On “autopsy” as a repeated feature of travelers’ tales, including those of John Mandeville, see Mason, Deconstructing America, 179. 8 Léry, History, 178 – 95. For a thoughtful discussion of French voyagers’ concern...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 9–35.
Published: 01 January 2021
.... The most famous and oldest manuscript of this work, the Codex Calixtinus, compiles masses and offices (with musical notation), miracle stories about St. James, and the Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle, ending with a practical guide for the traveler.50 Anthony Bale notes that John Mandeville s Book of Marvels...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 257–281.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., such as Robert Grosseteste’s Chateau d’Amour and its influential English translation, the Castle of Love, as well as in the Gospel of Nicodemus, Mandeville’s Travels, Margery Kempe, and Julian of Norwich.7 Origen’s doctrine of apocatastasis, a Neoplatonic fantasy of alternating purgation and ascent...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2006) 36 (3): 619–642.
Published: 01 September 2006
... rhetoric — in the serious eighteenth- century literature on insect life. And, across the deepening divide between science and poetry, Bernard Mandeville’s allegorically didactic poem, The Grumbling Hive (1705), around which he composed the later political com- mentary of his Fable of the Bees (1714...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 125–141.
Published: 01 January 2003
.... America is the space in which fictions are recognized as histories, as Spenser, Peckham, and Keymis show. Ralegh, discussing the existence of men in Guiana with faces in their chests, reasons, “Such a nation was written of by Mandevile, whose reports were holden for fables many yeeres, and yet since...