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Author Campbell, Mary B., 1954-

Title The witness and the other world : exotic European travel writing, 400-1600 / Mary B. Campbell
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1988


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Description x, 283 pages : illustrations, map. ; 24 cm
Contents pt. 1. The East The scriptural East: Egeria, Arculf, and the written pilgrimage -- The fabulous East: "wonder books" and grotesque facts -- The utter East: merchant and missionary travels during the "Mongol peace" -- "That othere half": Mandeville naturalizes the East -- pt. 2. The West "The end of the East": Columbus discovers paradise -- "Inward feeling": Ralegh and the penetration of the interior -- Epilogue: A brief history of the future
Analysis European literatures Special subjects: Travel - Critical studies
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 267-278
Subject Difference (Psychology) in literature.
European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism.
Europeans -- Travel -- History.
Europeans -- Foreign countries -- History.
Exoticism in literature.
Geography, Medieval.
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Travel in literature.
Travel writing -- History.
Voyages and travels.
LC no. 88047720
ISBN 0801421373 (alk. paper)