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The Riddle and the Knight - a book by Milton, Giles

The Riddle and the Knight

In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveler

The Riddle and the Knight( )
Author: Milton, Giles
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

Part travelogue/part historical mystery about the most famous traveler--and chronicler-- in medieval Europe.

Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight, is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Medieval
Author Biography
Milton, Giles (Author)
Giles Milton is the author, most recently, of the critically acclaimed Nathaniel's Nutmeg (FSG, 1999). He lives in London.


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