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Marco Polo

Marco Polo

  • Author: Demi
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
  • ISBN: 9780761454335
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 58
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Recounts the life of the great explorer who traveled more than thirty thousand miles by land and sea from Italy to China in the thirteenth century, and who was instrumental in opening up the East to Europeans.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

From Venice to China

  • Author: Katja Lembke,Eugenio Martera,Patrizia Pietrogrande
  • Publisher: Wienand Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783868320848
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 111
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The adventurous travels and discoveries of the renowned explorer are recaptured in this chronicle of Marco Polo that traces the famed merchant’s journeys in the dunes of the Middle East and the far reaches of Asia. Through a collection of historical essays, the book acknowledges the questions that surrounded Polo when his famous travelogue Il Milione was published 700 years ago. Numerous archaeological finds are examined in detail, from rare paintings and historical maps to valuable fabrics. Venturing through various countries while documenting Polo’s voyages, this richly illustrated volume travels from his home country of Italy to the Mongol empire of Kublai Khan.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Marco Polo and the Silk Road to China

  • Author: Michael Burgan
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756501808
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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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.

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

  • Author: Marco Polo
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602068615
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 408
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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.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

  • Author: Kathleen McFarren
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780736824903
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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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.

Marco Polo's Asia

Marco Polo's Asia

  • Author: Leonardo Olschki
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asia
  • Page: 459
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Marco Polo's Journey to China (Revised Edition)

Marco Polo's Journey to China (Revised Edition)

  • Author: Diana Childress
  • Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
  • ISBN: 1467703796
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 132
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Can one book really change the world? A handwritten manuscript by Marco Polo in 1288 did. Polo, son of a wealthy Italian merchant, wrote about his incredible experiences traveling to China with his father and uncle on a trade expedition, and also about his adventures as an envoy of Kublai Khan, the ruler of most of China. Polo's book became a bestseller in Europe in the fourteenth century. It was copied over and over by hand, translated into fourteen languages, and became one of the first books to be printed after the invention of moveable type. The tales inspired others—including Christopher Columbus in the fifteenth century—to seek new sea routes for trade. Polo's adventures—and manuscript—are one of world history's most pivotal moments.

Travels of Marco Polo

Travels of Marco Polo

  • Author: Marco Polo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101157657
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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His journey through the East began in 1271—when, still a teenager, he set out of Venice and found himself traversing the most exotic countries. His acceptance into the court of the great emperor Kublai Khan, and his service to the vast and dazzling Mongol empire, led him to places as far away as Tibet and Burma, lands rich with gems and gold and silk, but virtually unknown to Europeans. Later, as a prisoner of war, Marco Polo would record the details of his remarkable travels across harsh deserts, great mountain ranges, and dangerous seas, as well as of his encounters with beasts and birds, plants and people. His amazing chronicle is both fascinating and awe-inspiring—and still serves as the most vivid depiction of the mysterious East in the Middle Ages. Edited and with an Introduction by Milton Rugoff and an Afterword by Howard Mittelmark

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Overland to China

  • Author: Alexander Zelenyj
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780778724179
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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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.

The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian

The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian

  • Author: John Masefield
  • Publisher: Asian Educational Services
  • ISBN: 9788120616271
  • Category:
  • Page: 461
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Fully Illustrated With Twenty Drawings In Pen & Ink By Adrian De Friston And Eleven Photographs.