Travels of Marco Polo

Travels of Marco Polo
Title Travels of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Marco Polo
Publisher Penguin
Pages 336
Release 2004-10-05
Genre History
ISBN 1101157658

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His journey through the East began in 1271—when, still a teenager, he set out of Venice and found himself traversing the most exotic countries. His acceptance into the court of the great emperor Kublai Khan, and his service to the vast and dazzling Mongol empire, led him to places as far away as Tibet and Burma, lands rich with gems and gold and silk, but virtually unknown to Europeans. Later, as a prisoner of war, Marco Polo would record the details of his remarkable travels across harsh deserts, great mountain ranges, and dangerous seas, as well as of his encounters with beasts and birds, plants and people. His amazing chronicle is both fascinating and awe-inspiring—and still serves as the most vivid depiction of the mysterious East in the Middle Ages. Edited and with an Introduction by Milton Rugoff and an Afterword by Howard Mittelmark




The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 1

The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 1
Title The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 1 PDF eBook
Author Marco, Pisa Polo
Publisher Library of Alexandria
Pages
Release
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ISBN 1465503560

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The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo
Title The Travels of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Marco Polo
Publisher
Pages 800
Release 1845
Genre Asia
ISBN

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He Went with Marco Polo

He Went with Marco Polo
Title He Went with Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Louise Andrews Kent
Publisher
Pages 240
Release 1935
Genre Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy
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The adventures of Marco Polo retold from the point of view of a boy traveling with him.




The Travels of Marco Polo (Vol. 1&2)

The Travels of Marco Polo (Vol. 1&2)
Title The Travels of Marco Polo (Vol. 1&2) PDF eBook
Author Marco Polo
Publisher DigiCat
Pages 1658
Release 2023-11-14
Genre Travel
ISBN

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The Travels of Marco Polo is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Italian explorer Marco Polo, describing Polo's travels through Asia between 1271 and 1295, and his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan. The Travels is divided into four books. Book One describes the lands of the Middle East and Central Asia that Marco encountered on his way to China. Book Two describes China and the court of Kublai Khan. Book Three describes some of the coastal regions of the East: Japan, India, Sri Lanka, South-East Asia, and the east coast of Africa. Book Four describes some of the then-recent wars among the Mongols and some of the regions of the far north, like Russia. Polo's writings included descriptions of cannibals and spice-growers.




The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo
Title The Travels of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Marco Polo
Publisher
Pages 464
Release 1926
Genre Asia
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Did Marco Polo Go To China?

Did Marco Polo Go To China?
Title Did Marco Polo Go To China? PDF eBook
Author Frances Wood
Publisher Routledge
Pages 198
Release 2018-06-19
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0429980620

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We all ?know? that Marco Polo went to China, served Ghengis Khan for many years, and returned to Italy with the recipes for pasta and ice cream. But Frances Wood, head of the Chinese Department at the British Library, argues that Marco Polo not only never went to China, he probably never even made it past the Black Sea, where his family conducted business as merchants.Marco Polo's travels from Venice to the exotic and distant East, and his epic book describing his extraordinary adventures, A Description of the World, ranks among the most famous and influential books ever published. In this fascinating piece of historical detection, marking the 700th anniversary of Polo's journey, Frances Wood questions whether Marco Polo ever reached the country he so vividly described. Why, in his romantic and seemingly detailed account, is there no mention of such fundamentals of Chinese life as tea, foot-binding, or even the Great Wall? Did he really bring back pasta and ice cream to Italy? And why, given China's extensive and even obsessive record-keeping, is there no mention of Marco Polo anywhere in the archives?Sure to spark controversy, Did Marco Polo Go to China? tries to solve these and other inconsistencies by carefully examining the Polo family history, Marco Polo's activities as a merchant, the preparation of his book, and the imperial Chinese records. The result is a lucid and readable look at medieval European and Chinese history, and the characters and events that shaped this extraordinary and enduring myth.