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Title John de Cora [electronic resource].

Published Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 5 items : ill. (some col.), maps.
Series Medieval travel writing
Notes Title from Traveller page (viewed on 6 Aug. 2008)
Electronic reproduction of 2 mss. held at the Bibliothᥱue nationale de France and 3 printed items from the British Library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Bibliothᥱue nationale de France. Ms. Fr. 1380 (15th cent.) -- 2. Bibliothᥱue nationale de France. Ms. Fr. 2810 (14th cent.) -- 3. Livre des merveilles. Tome 1. Paris : Impr. Berthaud Frᥲes, [1907] -- 4. Cathay and the way thither. Vol II / Henry Yule. New ed., rev. ... by Henri Cordier. London : Hakluyt Society, 1913 -- 5. Le livre du Grant Caan : extrait d'un manuscrit de la Bibliothᥱue du Roi / M. Jacquet. In: Journal asiatique, v. 6 (1830), p. 57-71.
Summary John de Cora, otherwise known as Jean le Long d'Ypres, was a Benedictine monk at the Abbaye de Saint-Bertin from about 1340 onwards. He studied law in Paris. In March 1366 he became Abb⥠de Saint-Bertin at St Omer and during the period 1362 to 1370 he met Pope Urban V at Avignon. He was responsible for a number of important French translations in 1351: Yteneraire Odric de Foro Julii; Livre Frere Jehan Hayton des merveilles des XIII royaulmes d'Asie; Ytineraire de la peregrinacion Frere Riculd; Traduction du Liber de quibusdam ultramarinis partibus et praecipue de Terra sancta; and his main work, Livre de l'estat et la gouvernance du Grant Kaan de Cathay, Souverain Empereur des Tartares, a translation of De statu magni Canis, providing an account of the Mongol Empire of Cathay and Franciscan missions to China, ca. 1328-ca. 1334. To this was added a translation of the letters sent by Le grand Kaan de Cathay, Souverain Empereur des Tartares, to Pope Beno㩴 XII in 1338.
Original Version Bibliothᥱue national de France
British Library
Language notes Middle French, French or English texts.
Other author Jean, le Long, d. 1383.
Bibliothᥱue nationale de France.
British Library.
Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
Subject Jean, le Long, d. 1383.
Togon-tem嵲, 1320-1370.
Benedict XII, Pope, d. 1342.
Catholic Church -- Missions -- China -- Early works to 1800.
Travelers' writings -- Translations into French.
Travel, Medieval.
Clergy -- Travel -- China -- Early works to 1800.
Mongols -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Facsimiles.
China -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.