Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Author: Nick McCarty

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 68

ISBN-13: 9781426302961

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A biography of the Italian explorer who became famous for his travels in Asia.


Travel in the Middle Ages

Travel in the Middle Ages

Author: Jean Verdon

Publisher:

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 368

ISBN-13:

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As a companion to his previous volume Night in the Middles Ages, Jean Verdon offers insight into the pitfalls and perils of travelling during medieval times. Travel in the Middle Ages is filled with the stories and adventures of those who hazarded hostile landscapes, elements, and people - out of want or necessity - to get from place to place. Verdon contends that a journey in the current sense, suggesting both the movement of a person who travels to a fairly distant place and philosophical ideas of distraction and flight from self, did not exist in the Middle Ages. Indeed, he says, nothing either in the means of communication or in the landscape encouraged travel. And yet, Verdon points out, the world of the Middle Ages was one of unceasing movement.


The Life and Times of Marco Polo

The Life and Times of Marco Polo

Author: Susan Zannos

Publisher: Mitchell Lane

Published: 2019-12-05

Total Pages: 67

ISBN-13: 154574842X

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Marco Polo, the first European to travel to China and return to write about his adventures, was born in Venice in 1254. Marco s father had left on a journey to Asia before the boy was born. Marco did not see his father and uncle, Niccolo and Maffeo Polo, until fifteen years later. In 1271 the three Polos left Venice and headed for the court of Kublai Khan in eastern China. The journey took them more than three years—they arrived in 1275. Marco Polo became a favorite of the Great Khan, and was sent on important missions all over the Mongol Empire. Marco and his father and uncle served Kublai Khan for 17 years. When they returned to Venice in 1295, Marco became the captain of a merchant ship and was captured and imprisoned in Genoa. While in prison he and another prisoner who was a writer of romances wrote the story of Marco Polo s adventures.


Marco Polo’s Book

Marco Polo’s Book

Author: John Critchley

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2017-07-05

Total Pages: 226

ISBN-13: 1351919962

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Marco Polo and his book may seem to have been well served by scholars, yet the majority have been concerned to write about his travels in Asia, what he did or did not see, and how useful he is as a source on the East. John Critchley’s subject, on the other hand, is the text of Polo’s book itself and the political and ideological context - the crusades, the Mongol missions, the French presence in Italy - in which it was put together by its author(s), and read by its audience. The homogeneity of the ’original’ Franco-Italian text and the accepted relationship between this text and the Latin recensions is tested by computer analysis. An examination of vocabulary and other textual features draws out the different attitudes and contributions of Polo himself and his various editors and translators. Critchley’s book will be of interest not only to those concerned with the history of later medieval Europe but also to specialists in medieval Asia, who will find it useful to know about the background and composition of so famous and frequently cited a work. On pourrait penser que Marco Polo et son livre ont été amplement débattus par les spécialistes en la matière, cependant la majorité a surtout écrit à propos de ses voyages en Asie, ce qu’il avait ou n’avait pas vu et sur son utilité en tant que source de références sur l’Orient. Le sujet traité par John Critchley par contre, est le texte même du livre de Polo, ainsi que le contexte politique et ideologique - les croisades, les missions mongoles, la présence française en Italie - dans lequel il a été composé par son ou ses auteurs et dans lequel ses lecteurs ont pu le lire. L’homogeneïté du texte franco-italien d’origine et le rapport accepté entre celui-ci et les révisions latines ont été analysés par ordinateur. Un examen du vocabulaire et d’autres caractéristiques littéraires fait transparaître les différences d’attitudes et de contributions entre Polo


The Travels of Marco Polo (Illustrated)

The Travels of Marco Polo (Illustrated)

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Delphi Classics

Published: 2024-03-02

Total Pages: 1866

ISBN-13: 1801701733

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The Venetian adventurer Marco Polo traveled from Europe to Asia in the late thirteenth century, as immortalised in his seminal work of travel literature. It describes Polo’s assorted travels throughout Asia and his experiences in the sumptuous court of Kublai Khan. Composed at a time when very little was known about the Far East, Polo’s account opened new vistas to the European mind, allowing Western horizons to expand. His description of Japan set a definite goal for Christopher Columbus in his journey of 1492, while Polo’s detailed discoveries of spices encouraged Western merchants to seek new sources and break trading monopolies. The wealth of geographic information recorded by Polo was widely used in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, fuelling an era of great European discoveries. Delphi’s Medieval Library provides eReaders with rare and precious works of the Middle Ages, with noted English translations and the original texts. This eBook presents Marco Polo’s complete text, with illustrations, an informative introduction and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Polo's life and adventures * Features the complete extant works of Marco Polo, in both English translation and Giovanni Battista Ramusio’s original Italian text * The complete Yule-Cordier 1903 translation, with hundreds of illustrations and footnotes * Concise introduction to the text * Superior formatting * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Features four bonus biographies — discover Polo's medieval world CONTENTS: The Translation Brief Introduction to Marco Polo The Travels of Marco Polo (c. 1300) The Original Text The Italian Text The Biographies Marco Polo (1832) by James Augustus St. John Sir Marco Polo, the Venetian, and His Travels in Asia (1893) by W. H. Davenport Adams Marco Polo (1904) by John H. Haaren Marco Polo (1911) by Henry Yule and Charles Raymond Beazley


Marco Polo Was in China

Marco Polo Was in China

Author: Hans Ulrich Vogel

Publisher: BRILL

Published: 2012-11-21

Total Pages: 676

ISBN-13: 9004231935

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In Marco Polo was in China Hans Ulrich Vogel undertakes a thorough study of Yuan currencies, salts and revenues, by comparing Marco Polo manuscripts with Chinese sources and thus offering new evidence for the Venetian’s stay in Khubilai Khan’s empire.


Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Author: Nick McCarty

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 68

ISBN-13: 1426302967

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A biography of the Italian explorer who became famous for his travels in Asia.


The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

Published: 2007-10-01

Total Pages: 409

ISBN-13: 1602068615

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It was perhaps the first book to achieve best-seller status before the invention of the printing press-it was certainly the most controversial. Did Venetian trader and explorer MARCO POLO (1254-1324) actually reach the court of Kublai Khan, serve the emperor as his emissary, and journey the distant lands of Cathay for 17 years, as he relates in his Travels of Marco Polo? The question still hasn't quite been settled today... but whether Polo experienced firsthand the wonders of ancient China, retold tales he heard from Arab travelers along the Silk Road, or simply invented half his stories, this remains a delightful read for fans of history, adventure, and medieval literature. The new edition features illustrations from a 14th-century French version of Polo's manuscript.


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

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

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: DigiCat

Published: 2023-11-14

Total Pages: 1658

ISBN-13:

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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.