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Letter to Marco Polo

Adam Aitken

Letter to Marco Polo

by Adam Aitken

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Published by Island Press in Sydney .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAdam Aitken.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 87/07493 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination65 p. ;
Number of Pages65
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2492019M
LC Control Number87461176

Marco Polo and the Silk Road is a book about Marco Polo and his fascinating travels to China in the s. Surrounded by controversy, his memoir of travels to mysterious lands became a sensation. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text. The Influential Writing of Marco Polo Joseph S. Smith At the end of 13th century three men set out on a long and arduous journey from Venice that took them halfway across the known world. The Western Hemisphere had yet to be discovered by most Europeans and the best access to the prized spices and commodities of the East is travelling thousands of miles over a harsh landscape with bandits and Author: Joseph Smith.

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 described to Europeans the then mysterious culture and inner workings of the Eastern world, including the wealth and great size of the Mongol Empire and China in the Yuan Dynasty, giving their first comprehensive look into China, India, Japan and other Asian cities Born: , presumably Venice, Republic of Venice.   Interestingly, both Marco Polo and Herodotus shared a consuming interest in sex. They were unable to visit a new place without writing, often in great detail, about the sexual lives and customs of.

Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa (PDF: Cor Hendriks, September ) THE BOOK OF MARCO POLO. PROLOGUE. Great Princes, Emperors, and Kings, Dukes and Marquises, Counts, Knights, and Burgesses! and People of all degrees who desire to get knowledge of the various races of mankind and of the diversities of the sundry regions of the World, take File Size: 1MB. Some readers have even concluded that the book is a total fake. If Marco Polo went to China, British Sinologist Frances Wood asked some years ago in a book titled, appropriately enough, Did Marco.


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Letter to Marco Polo by Adam Aitken,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of o results for Books: "marco polo.

Book of the Marvels of the World (Italian: Il Milione, lit."The Million", deriving from Polo's nickname "Emilione"), in English commonly called 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 andand his experiences at the court of Kublai y: Republic of Venice.

Marco Polo has books on Goodreads with ratings. Marco Polo’s most popular book is The Travels. The resulting book, called The Description of the World; or, The Travels of Marco Polo, was one of the most popular books in medieval Europe and became a bestseller, even though some people thought his stories were too incredible to be true.

Marco was released from prison in and returned to Venice, where he married. What has emerged here, however, is a dazzling portrait of a remarkable man, a portrait that restores Marco Polo to his rightful place in the pantheon, a task that has been long overdue.

Topics Books. The Life and Accomplishments of Marco Polo - One of the world’s greatest explorers was Marco Polo. Known for his travels to China, the book he wrote about his expeditions, The Travels of Marco Polo, and his sharing of Asian spices, marked him as a great influence in the 13th century and beyond.

The Travels of Marco Polo Homework Help Questions. What is the main message of The Travels of Marco Polo. From a historical point of view, the message seemed to be one of self- glorification and. After his return the story of his journeys, "Book of the Marvels of the World," also known as The Travels of Marco Polo, propelled him to medieval superstardom.

Marco Polo, the Author: Dnews. Marco Polo heavily influenced many explorers to come, including Christopher Columbus, who was an avid admirer and carried Marco Polo's book with him on his voyage to the New World. He planned on continuing Marco Polo's work by contacting the successor to Kublai Kahn, who was one of Marco Polo's main friends and employers during his travels.

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.

Polo, Marco Marco Polo's travels to Asia (–95), immortalized in his Travels of Marco Polo. Marco, his father, and his uncle set out from Venice in and reached China in The Polos spent a total of 17 years in China.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Letter to Marco Polo. Sydney: Island Press. MLA Citation. Aitken, Adam. Letter to Marco Polo / Adam Aitken Island Press Sydney Australian/Harvard Citation.

Aitken, Adam. Letter to Marco Polo / Adam Aitken Island Press Sydney. Wikipedia Citation. Marco Polo was born in a merchant family in Venice in His father and uncle often traded into the west coast of Mediterranean Sea.

On one fortuitous occasion, they went to China and met with Kublai Khan, an emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. Inthey returned to Venice with a letter Kublai Khan had written to Pope Clement IV. 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. After his return to Venice, Marco Polo was captured in by the Genoese navy while serving as the “Gentleman-Commander” of a Venetian galley during a war between the Italian city-states.

While imprisoned in Genoa, Marco recounted his adventures to his cellmate, Rusticello of Pisa, a writer of romance stories. The Travels of Marco Polo/Book 3/Chapter 9. The form Ferlec shows that Polo got it from the Arabs, who having no p often replace that letter by f.

It is notable that the Malay alphabet, which is that of the Arabic with necessary modifications, represents the sound p not by the Persian pe. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East; Volume 2.

$ - $ The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East; Volume 1. $ Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms & Marvels of the East.

But much of Marco’s book seems to be true. Marco Polo returned to Venice after his release from prison. He died in But his book remained popular for centuries. Merchants, mapmakers, and explorers all looked to the book for information about Asian lands.

Even the navigator Christopher Columbus owned a copy. Reference Marco Polo. Marco Polo’s Travels Along the Silk Road. Two years later, Niccolò and Maffeo sailed to Acre in present-day Israel, this time with Marco at their the request of Kublai Khan, they. Full text of " The travels of Marco Polo the Venetian " See other formats.

EVERYMAN S LIBRARY EDITED BY ERNEST RHYS TRAVEL AND TOPOGRAPHY MARCO POLO S TRAVELS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN MASEFIELD THE PUBLISHERS OF JL/B^e/f^r WILL BE PLEASED TO SEND FREELY TO ALL APPLICANTS A LIST OF THE PUBLISHED AND PROJECTED VOLUMES .Before listening to the audiobook version I was pleased to see that Bergreen, himself, wasn't doing the reading, as his reading of his story on Magellan didn't match the high quality of his writing.

The reader for Bergreen's book on Marco Polo, Paul Boehmer, was OK, but 4 stars at best/5(). Marco went on great length to describe Kublia’s capital, ceremonies, hunting and public assistance, and they were all to be found on a much smaller scale in Europe.

Marco Polo fell in love with the capital, which later became part of Beijing, then called Cambaluc or .