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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An introduction to the life of the thirteenth-century Venetian explorer who traveled along the Silk Road to the court of Kublai Khan in China...
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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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These essays challenge what many scholars perceived to be an opposition of .East. and .West. in Polo's writings...
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Volume 1 of 2-volume set. One of the greatest books of all time — a vast treasury of invaluable observations on the peoples and geography of the Near East and Asia in the 13th ce..
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The Book of Ser Marco Polo describes the thirteenth-century travels of Marco Polo through Asia, Persia, China and Indonesia...