A Milanese Friar wrote about North America (Markland) in c. 1340, giving evidence that word of the New World had circulated through Europe before Columbus

A Milanese Friar wrote about North America (Markland) in c. 1340, giving evidence that word of the New World had circulated through Europe before Columbus

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  1. I find it especially interesting that he had heard that giants lived in “Marckalada” because of the huge slabs of stone there, as this is an evocative image that describes the natural landscape quite well (other than the fact that there aren’t any giants there (that we know of)).

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