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About Marco Polo. As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, along the dangerous Silk Road, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, where he won the trust of the most feared and reviled leader of his day. Marco Polo (c–January 8, ) was a Venetian merchant and explorer who followed in the footsteps of his father and uncle. His writings about China and the Mongol Empire in "The Travels of Marco Polo" had a significant impact on European beliefs about and behavior toward the East and inspired the travels of Christopher : Matt Rosenberg.
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About The Travels. A sparkling new translation of the most famous travel book ever written, in a collectible clothbound edition Marco Polo’s voyages began in with a visit to China. Afterward, he served Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions in the Far East. The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: concerning the kingdoms and marvels of the East , John Murray in English - Second edition, revised. With the addition of new matter and many new illustrations. Better World Books; The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: concerning the kingdoms and marvels of the East.
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The Travels of Marco Polo is one of a handful of books that can truly be said to have changed the world. This is not merely another adventure story, it is THE adventure story of all time. The Polos traveled thousands of miles through unknown and hostile territory in order to reach lands hitherto only vaguely rumored to exist.4/4().
Marco Polo also revealed the wonders of Xanadu, the summer capital of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. Almost years later, acclaimed author John Man traveled in Marco Polo's footsteps to Xanadu then on to Beijing and through modern China.
Marco Polo was supposedly born in the Venetian Republic, in what is now Venice, Italy. There are also stories and various documents which point to his ancestry originating in Korčula, Croatia.
He was a well known trader and an explorer. He recorded his adventures in a book published as "The Travels of Marco Polo"/5. Marco Polo (/ ˈ m ɑːr k oʊ ˈ p oʊ l oʊ / (), Venetian: [ˈmaɾko ˈpolo], Italian: [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo], – January 8–9, ) was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between and His travels are recorded in The Travels of Marco Polo (also known as Book of the Marvels of the World and Il Milione, c.
), a book that Known for: The Travels of Marco Polo. Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer known for the book The Travels of Marco Polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia. Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from.
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all the maps you need in between. you’re good to go. Itinerary-based guides in a unique, lay-flat. Marco Polo, Venetian merchant and adventurer who traveled from Europe to Asia in –95, remaining in China for 17 of those years.
His account of those travels, known in English as the Travels of Marco Polo, is a classic. The wealth of new geographic information recorded by Polo was widely used by European navigators. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian - Volume 1. Marco Polo $ - $ Marco Polo () was a Venetian merchant believed to have journeyed across Asia at the height of the Mongol Empire.
He first set out at. How Marco Polo Went to China Marco Polo was born in Venice in the year His father, Nicolo, and his uncle, Maffeo, were merchants who had seats in the great council and were enrolled with the noblemen of Venice.
Marco also had another uncle who lived in Constantinople and Crimea and was engaged in Size: 2MB. Marco Polo's thirteenth-century journey from Italy to Asia marked a turning point for Western civilization. He returned with stories of exotic people, tremendous riches, and the most powerful ruler in the world – Kublai Khan.
The explorer told of inventions ranging /5(4). Marco Polo (c. – January 8, ) was a Venetian merchant traveler from the Venetian Republic whose travels are recorded in The Travels of Marco Polo, a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China.5/5(1).
Marco Polo was a thirteenth-century Venetian explorer, arguably the world’s most well-traveled explorer, and The Travels of Marco Polo chronicles his journey through Asia as a special envoy to. Try the new Google Books.
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The illuminated manuscript on Marco Polo's fascinating and adventurous travels ranks among the most famous manuscripts of the Middle Ages and is considered a highlight of French book have secular topics had such an intensive echo. Marco Polo's reports offered the ideal background for illustration, as people in Europe had always been curious to know about the marvels of the.
Marco Polo. Marco Polo was born inthe son of a Venetian Merchant, and made his first visit to China with his father and uncle in They spent the next 20 years in the service of the Kubilai Khan, travelling throughout the Mongolian empire. Marco was put under arrest.
While he was under arrest, Marco told detailed stories of his journeys to a writer named Rustichello who wrote them all down in a book called The Travels of Marco Polo.
The Travels of Marco Polo became a very popular book. It was translated into multiple languages and read throughout Europe. After the fall of Kublai. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Travels of Marco Polo — Volume 1 by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.
Introduction Marco Polo was a merchant in Venice before he became the famous explorer we know today. At 17, he left Venice with his father and uncle. They traveled the Silk Road to China where he met the great ruler Kublai Khan.
Marco traveled much of China and the east, and his stories were written into a popular book. Marco Polo () was one of the greatest’ explorers of the Middle Ages and the first person to make Europe aware China's extraordinary power and culture. He allegedly travelled from Europe and throughout Asia from to His adventures were recounted in a book that made him famous.
For these reasons, Les voyages de Marco Polo is sometimes called Divisament du monde (Description of the world) or Livre des merveilles du monde (Book of the marvels of the world).
The work was an important introduction for Europeans to the history and geography of Central Asia and China.'The Travels of Marco Polo, from valuable early manuscripts recently published by the French Society of Geography and in Italy by Count Baldelli Bone.
With copious notes, illustrating the route and observations of the author, and comparing them with those of more recent travellers.'.Written in the 13 th century, The Travels of Marco Polo details Italian explorer Marco Polo’s movements through Asia between and The book was co-written by Rustichello da Pisa, an Italian writer who met Polo while the two were in prison in Genoa, Italy.
The text is comprised of a prologue and four subsequent books.