Item No: mca0010942
Title: De ritu et moribus Indorum (On the rites and ways of the Indians)
Rare Book Department
Text page showing the beginning of Prester John's De ritu et moribus Indorum.
This spurious letter by Prester John, a legendary Christian king of an unknown realm in the East, is addressed to the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180). It recounts marvelous tales of the people of India. The legend of Prester John was fostered during the time of the Crusades and remained a popular legend throughout the late Middle Ages.
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Prester John - Author