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If you get this edition, and I believe it s the only edition currently available, read Friar Odoric s travels before the introduction That way it ll makesense, believe me I adore first hand accounts of medieval travellers, and here s one to rival Marco Polo The good Friar is also less prone to telling porky pies than M Polo I reckon Nevertheless his travels needed little embellishment A real snapshot of a bygone and lost era. *PDF ↡ The Travels of Friar Odoric: 14th Century Journal of the Blessed Odoric of Pordenone ☈ Odoric, A Franciscan Monk From Northeastern Italy, Spent Much Of The Early Th 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 RussiaSetting 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 InterestThe 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 Extant Examples Of Th Century Travel Literature The Account Used In This Printing Comes From Sir Henry Yule S Translation, Prepared InAnd Still Unsurpassed For Its Historic Value And Its Faithfulness To The Original Latin TextWith A Thorough And Informative Introduction By Paolo Chiesa University Of Udine , Historians, Scholars, And Those With An Interest In The Tenuous Relationship Between The East And The West Will Find The Travels Of Friar Odoric To Be Fascinating Reading