Medieval Travel Writing

Medieval Travel Writing provides access to medieval manuscripts dating from 13-16th centuries from libraries around the world. The collection focuses on accounts of travelers to the Holy Land, India and China. The database contains original documents and secondary resources in a range of languages, including French, Latin, German, Spanish, Dutch, and English. You can also find supporting documents, images, maps, bibliographies, and slide shows. The resources shed light on topics relevant to travel, ranging from attitudes and preconceptions, to issues of race, economics, trade, military, politics, literature and science.


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