Search Results for "the-travels"

The Travels

The Travels

  • Author: Marco Polo
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014190657X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5181
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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 Kubilai 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. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, the wicked caliph and the three kings, among a great many others, evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

  • Author: Marco Polo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asia
  • Page: 368
  • View: 7237
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Travels of William Bartram

The Travels of William Bartram

  • Author: William Bartram
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820320274
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 727
  • View: 2599
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In 1773, naturalist and writer William Bartram set out from Philadelphia on a four-year journey ranging from the Carolinas to Florida and Mississippi. Combining precise and detailed scientific observations with a profound appreciation of nature, he produced a written account of his journey that would later influence both scientists and poets. 31 photos. 12 illustrations. 4 maps.

The Travels of Mendes Pinto

The Travels of Mendes Pinto

  • Author: Fernão Mendes Pinto
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226923231
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 752
  • View: 6969
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portugese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo's work in exciting Europe's imagination of the Orient. Chronicling adventures from Ethiopia to Japan, Travels covers twenty years of Mendes Pinto's odyssey as a soldier, a merchant, a diplomat, a slave, a pirate, and a missionary, and continues to overwhelm questions about its source with the sheer enjoyment of its narrative. "[T]here is plenty here for the modern reader. . . . The vivid descriptions of swashbuckling military campaigns and exotic locations make this a great adventure story. . . . Mendes Pinto may have been a sensitive eyewitness, or a great liar, or a brilliant satirist, but he was certainly more than a simple storyteller."—Stuart Schwartz, The New York Times

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade

  • Author: Pietra Rivoli
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470456422
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 5105
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Travels of the Jesuits in Ethiopia

The Travels of the Jesuits in Ethiopia

  • Author: Balthazar Telles
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arabian Peninsula
  • Page: 264
  • View: 9602
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The travels of Macarius, patriarch of Antioch

The travels of Macarius, patriarch of Antioch

  • Author: Paul (of Aleppo, Archdeacon),Francis Cunningham Belfour
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Balkan Peninsula
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 3580
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Travels of Ibn Battuta

The Travels of Ibn Battuta

  • Author: Ibn Battuta
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605206210
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 268
  • View: 6181
DOWNLOAD NOW »
One of the greatest travelers of his age, Sheikh Ibn Battuta began a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1326 that ended 27 years and 75,000 miles later. His engrossing account of that journey provides vivid details of an odyssey that took him from Tangier to East Africa, southern Russia, India, China, and other areas of the Middle and Far East. A primary source for the history and geography of the medieval Arab world, this reprint of a rare and important work will be welcomed by students and scholars for its inherent historical value.--publisher's description.

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

  • Author: Hugh Murray
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asia
  • Page: 326
  • View: 1829
DOWNLOAD NOW »

THE TRAVELS OF IBN BATUTA

THE TRAVELS OF IBN BATUTA

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7640
DOWNLOAD NOW »