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 from gunpowder to paper money. The intellectual ferment and cultural diversity he described helped move Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. In his lifetime, people scoffed at his stories. But as this book…
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A biography of the thirteenth-century Venetian explorer whose book about his travels across Asia and work for Kubla Khan helped to launch the Age of Exploration...
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Highlights the life of Italian explorer Marco Polo, his travels in the Orient, and his work as the regional ambassador of Kublai Khan...
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The son of a traveling merchant, Marco Polo spent his early years among the ports of Venice, Italy. As a young man, he headed eastward with his father and his uncle toward the land..
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When Joe, Fred, and Sam play Marco Polo at the local YMCA, they are magically transported to thirteenth-century China where they encounter the real explorer...
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These essays challenge what many scholars perceived to be an opposition of .East. and .West. in Polo's writings...