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The Witness and the Other World: Exotic European Travel Writing, 400–1600

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Surveying exotic travel writing in Europe from late antiquity to the age of discover, The Witness and the Other World illustrates the fundamental human desire to change places, if only in the imagination.Mary B. Campbell looks at works by pilgrims, crusaders, merchants, discoverers, even armchair fantasists such as Mandeville, as well as the writings of Marco Polo, Columbu ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 1st 1991 by Cornell University Press (first published November 1988)
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hoffnarr
Dec 23, 2008 rated it liked it
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Interesting treatment of several major travel classics and especially the evolution of certain techniques of narrative and their contribution to the development of the novel. Especially thought the chapters on Mandeville and Marco Polo to be informative, as well as passages on Wonders of the East and Friar William.
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