The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia

Page: 326

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The Travels

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141198788

Category: Travel

Page: 380

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A sparkling new translation of one of the greatest travel books ever written: Marco Polo's seminal account of his journeys in the east, in a collectible clothbound edition. Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. His account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown East and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time. For this edition - the first completely new English translation of the Travels in over fifty years - Nigel Cliff has gone back to the original manuscript sources to produce a fresh, authoritative new version. The volume also contains invaluable editorial materials, including an introduction describing the world as it stood on the eve of Polo's departure, and examining the fantastical notions the West had developed of the East. Marco Polo was born in 1254, joining his father on a journey to China in 1271. He spent the next twenty years travelling in the service of Kublai Khan. There is evidence that Marco travelled extensively in the Mongol Empire and it is fairly certain he visited India. He wrote his famous Travels whilst a prisoner in Genoa. Nigel Cliff was previously a theatre and film critic for The Times and a regular writer for The Economist, among other publications, and now writes historical nonfiction books. His first book, The Shakespeare Riots, was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Washington-based National Award for Arts Writing. His second book, The Last Crusade: Vasco da Gama and the Birth of the Modern World appeared in 2011 and was shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.
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The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: L. F. Benedetto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134284667

Category: History

Page: 488

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First published in 1931. None of the manuscripts which have come down to us represent the original form of Marco Polo's narrative, but it is clear that certain texts are closer to the lost original than others. Entrusted with the task of preparing a new Italian edition of Marco Polo, Benedetto discovered many unknown manuscripts. He carefully edited the most famous of the manuscripts (the Geographic text) and collated it with the other best known ones. · An invaluable index has been added to Aldo Ricci's of Benedetto's text, which includes all the identifications made in the Geographic text and also later editions by Marsden (1818), Pauthier (1865) and Yule (1871). · The difficulty of following Polo on his many journeys has also been simplified by the process of distinguishing between those places on his main route to China and his return journey by sea to Persia and those places which he visited during his stay in China and those he never visited at all.
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The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian

The Translation of Marsden Revised, with a Selection of His Notes

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia

Page: 508

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The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 421

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The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his history-changing journey along the Silk Road, his adventures in China in the court of Kublai Khan, and his role as an emissary for the powerful Mongol emperor.
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The Travels of Marco Polo

The Venetian

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Voyages and travels

Page: 508

View: 8114

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The Travels of Marco Polo

Translated Into English from the Text of L.F. Benedetto

Author: Marco Polo,Aldo Ricci,Luigi Foscolo Benedetto

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 9788120609495

Category: Asia

Page: 439

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The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: Henry Yule

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732620697

Category: Fiction

Page: 936

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Reproduction of the original.
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The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: C. Cottie Arthur Burland

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 177

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The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: Manuel Komroff

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446545997

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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When Marco Polo arrived at the court of the Great Khan Pekin had just been rebuilt. Kublai Khan was at the height of his glory. Polo rose rapidly in favour and became governor of an important district. In this way he gained first-hand knowledge of a great civilisation and described it with astounding accuracy and detail.
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The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: Vincent Buranelli

Publisher: Silver Burdett Press

ISBN: 9780382090981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 26

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Marco Polo recounts his voyage to China where he served the emperor Kublai Khan for seventeen years before returning to Venice.
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The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: Alex Bandon,Patrick O'Brien

Publisher: Steadwell Books

ISBN: 9780739814857

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A biography of the Italian traveler who became the first European to cross Asia completely and document his experiences.
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The Travels of Marco Polo - Volume 1

Author: Marco Polo,Rustichello Of Pisa

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494890865

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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The amount of appropriate material, and of acquaintance with the mediaeval geography of some parts of Asia, which was acquired during the compilation of a work of kindred character for the Hakluyt Society, [1] could hardly fail to suggest as a fresh labour in the same field the preparation of a new English edition of Marco Polo. Indeed one kindly critic (in the Examiner) laid it upon the writer as a duty to undertake that task. Though at least one respectable English edition has appeared since Marsden's, [2] the latter has continued to be the standard edition, and maintains not only its reputation but its market value. It is indeed the work of a sagacious, learned, and right-minded man, which can never be spoken of otherwise than with respect. But since Marsden published his quarto (1818) vast stores of new knowledge have become available in elucidation both of the contents of Marco Polo's book and of its literary history. The works of writers such as Klaproth, Abel Remusat, D'Avezac, Reinaud, Quatremere, Julien, I. J. Schmidt, Gildemeister, Ritter, Hammer-Purgstall, Erdmann, D'Ohsson, Defremery, Elliot, Erskine, and many more, which throw light directly or incidentally on Marco Polo, have, for the most part, appeared since then. Nor, as regards the literary history of the book, were any just views possible at a time when what may be called the Fontal MSS. (in French) were unpublished and unexamined.
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The Travels of Marco Polo

The Venetian

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781498093880

Category:

Page: 476

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1922 Edition.
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The Travels of Marco Polo

The Venetian - Primary Source Edition

Author: William Marsden,Thomas Wright,Marco Polo

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781293299456

Category:

Page: 538

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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