Note by J H Fowler on V. Frozen Voices.

The book of travels hearing his name was composed in the fourteenth century. There are versions in English, Latin and other languages; the original was in French. It was highly popular in the Middle Ages, largely en account of the marvels which it contains. It was not a genuine book of travels, but a compilation out of earlier writers. The author died at Liege in 1372, and was buried in the name of John Mandeville, but this is supposed to have been a fictitious name.

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