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The Resource The travels of Friar Odoric, Odoric of Pordenone ; translated by Sir Henry Yule

The travels of Friar Odoric, Odoric of Pordenone ; translated by Sir Henry Yule

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The travels of Friar Odoric
Title
The travels of Friar Odoric
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Odoric of Pordenone ; translated by Sir Henry Yule
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Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
  • "Odoric, a Franciscan monk from northeastern Italy, spent much of the early fourteenth century traveling throughout Asia. His adventures provided one of the most important Western accounts of life and culture in what is present-day Iran, India, Indonesia, China, Nepal, and Russia."
  • "Setting off only twenty years after Marco Polo's historic trip to the East, Odoric was the only religious traveler to the East whose voyage was recorded, making his account one of unparalleled importance for scholars and historians. Interestingly, Odoric noted the religious and cultural customs of the places he visited, treating their practices with tolerance, respect, and curiosity. He frequently took pains to tell of spectacular things - mountains of salt, impenetrable deserts, mice as big as dogs, trees that produced bread, magic fish, sensational pearls, gigantic tortoises, men with faces of dogs, hens covered in wool, and women equipped with fangs - making this fantastic reading even for those with casual interest."
  • "The description of Odoric's journey to the East comes from the account he dictated upon his return to Italy, which was translated and widely circulated throughout Europe. It is one of the finest examples of extant fourteenth-century travel literature. The account used in this printing comes from Sir Henry Yule's translation, prepared in 1866 and still unsurpassed for its historic value and its faithfulness to the original Latin text."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1265?-1331
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Odorico
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS6
LC item number
.O34137 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1820-1889
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Yule, Henry
Series statement
Italian texts and studies on religion and society
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  • Odorico
  • Asia
  • China
Label
The travels of Friar Odoric, Odoric of Pordenone ; translated by Sir Henry Yule
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-62) and index
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Archbishop Antonio Vitale Bommarco, O.F.M., Conv.
  • Introduction
  • Paolo Chiesa
  • The Eastern Parts of the World Described
  • Friar Odoric the Bohemian
Control code
48132083
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 174 p.
Isbn
9780802849632
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001053857
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map
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(OCoLC)48132083
Label
The travels of Friar Odoric, Odoric of Pordenone ; translated by Sir Henry Yule
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-62) and index
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Archbishop Antonio Vitale Bommarco, O.F.M., Conv.
  • Introduction
  • Paolo Chiesa
  • The Eastern Parts of the World Described
  • Friar Odoric the Bohemian
Control code
48132083
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 174 p.
Isbn
9780802849632
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001053857
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)48132083
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