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A knight's legacy : Mandeville and Mandevillian lore in early modern England /
edited by Ladan Niayesh.
imprint
Manchester ; New York : Manchester Univ Press : distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
viii, 216 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0719081750, 9780719081750
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Manchester ; New York : Manchester Univ Press : distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0719081750
9780719081750
general note
Selected proceedings from a conference held at the Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, France in June 2007; augmented by specially commissioned chapters.
catalogue key
7613189
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ladan Niayesh is Matre de Confrences (Senior Lecturer) in English Literature at the University of Paris VII, France
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[A Knight's Legacy] 'tackles epistemic shift head-on from the perspectives of bibliography, literary criticism, cultural history, and history of performance'Studies in English Literature (SELS) 52 (1) Winter 2012.
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Summaries
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The so-called Travels of Sir John Mandeville (c. 1356) was one of the most popular books of the late Middle Ages. Translated into many European languages and widely circulating in both manuscript and printed forms, the pseudo English knight's account had a lasting influence on the voyages of discovery and durably affected Europe's perception of exotic lands and peoples. The early modern period witnessed the slow erosion of Mandeville's prestige as an authority and the gradual development of new responses to his book. Some still supported the account's general claim to authenticity while questioning details here and there, and some openly denounced it as a hoax. After considering the general issues of edition and reception of Mandeville in an opening section, the volume moves on to explore theological and epistemological concerns in a second section, before tackling literary and dramatic reworkings in a final section. Examining in detail a diverse range of texts and issues, these essays ultimately bear witness to the complexity of early modern engagements with a late medieval legacy which Mandeville emblematizes.
Main Description
The so-called Travels of Sir John Mandeville (c. 1356) was one of the most popular books of the late Middle-Ages. Translated into many European languages and widely circulating in both manuscript and printed forms, the pseudo English knight's account had a lasting influence on the voyages of discovery and durably affected Europe's perception of exotic lands and peoples.The early modern period witnessed the slow erosion of Mandeville's prestige as an authority and the gradual development of new responses to his book. Some still supported the account's general claim to authenticity while questioning details here and there, and some openly denounced it as a hoax. After considering the general issues of edition and reception of Mandeville in an opening section, the volume moves on to explore theological and epistemological concerns in a second section, before tackling literary and dramatic reworkings in a final section.Examining in detail a diverse range of texts and issues, these essays ultimately bear witness to the complexity of early modern engagements with a late medieval legacy which Mandeville emblematises.
Main Description
The so-called Travels of Sir John Mandeville (c. 1356) was one of the most popular books of the late Middle-Ages. Translated into many European languages and widely circulating in both manuscript and printed forms, the pseudo English knight#146;s account had a lasting influence on the voyages of discovery and durably affected Europe#146;s perception of exotic lands and peoples. The early modern period witnessed the slow erosion of Mandeville#146;s prestige as an authority and the gradual development of new responses to his book. Some still supported the account#146;s general claim to authenticity while questioning details here and there, and some openly denounced it as a hoax. After considering the general issues of edition and reception of Mandeville in an opening section, the volume moves on to explore theological and epistemological concerns in a second section, before tackling literary and dramatic reworkings in a final section. Examining in detail a diverse range of texts and issues, these essays ultimately bear witness to the complexity of early modern engagements with a late medieval legacy which Mandeville emblematises.
Table of Contents
List of contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Editions and receptionsp. 13
Mandeville in England: the early yearsp. 15
'Whet-stone leasings of old Maundeuile': reading the Travels in early modern Englandp. 28
Mandeville reviviscent: early modern travel talesp. 51
Mandevillian ideologiesp. 73
The four rivers of paradise: Mandeville and the Book of Genesisp. 75
Mandeville on Muhammad: texts, contexts and influencep. 92
A 'science of dreams': 'the fantastic ethnography' of Sir Walter Ralegh and Baconian experimentalismp. 108
Mandevillian stagesp. 129
Marlowe's Tamburlaine: the well-travelled tyrant and some of his unchecked baggagep. 131
Prester John writes back: the legend and its early modern reworkingsp. 155
Stage-Mandevilles: the Far East and the limits of representation in the theatre, 1621-2002p. 173
The politics of Mandevillian monsters in Richard Brome's The Antipodesp. 195
Indexp. 213
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