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Marco Polo"s precursors.

by Leonard Oslchki

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Published by Octagon Books in New York .
Written in English


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Originally published in the U.S. by John Hopkins Press, 1943.

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Open LibraryOL21332773M
ISBN 100374961468

The Travels of Marco Polo. Marco Polo. Oliver & Boyd, - Asia - pages. 10 Reviews. Preview this book /5(10). Marco and the Polos, Champaign, Illinois. likes. Just a couple of dudes making some sweet music in Chicago, ers:

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. (). Stories of Marco Polo In the year of Polo's book 'The Travels of Marco Polo' or 'Il Milione' was published. Who ever read the book could follow the footsteps of one of the greatest explorers of all time.

After all, Polo's book has ornamented libraries the world over for centuries and is regarded, despite its flaws, as one of the world's greatest travel accounts. Wood had taken on a global icon. Marco Polo joined the army and Polo was captured by the Genoese in While he was a prisoner of war, he shared stories of his travels with a fellow inmate, Rustichello da Pisa. Pisa shared some of his own travels with Polo. Marco Polo was released in Polo and Pisa incorporated their stories and coauthored the book The Travels of Marco.


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Marco Polo's precursors. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Olschki, Leonardo, Marco Polo's precursors. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo Olschki.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Olschki, Leonardo, Marco Polo's precursors. New York, Octagon Books, [©] (OCoLC) : Marco Polo's precursors () by Leonardo Olschki and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great Range: $ - $ This well written and researched book isbasically an analysis,interpretation and discussion of Marco Polos book "Description of the World" of which there are + veersions.

Polos book was written in the late s by a cellmate while he was in prison/5(51). Laurence Bergreen is a prize-winning biographer and historian.

His books have been translated into fifteen languages worldwide. His last book, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, was a New York Times "Notable Book" for and a has written for many national publications including Esquire, Newsweek, and The Chicago by:   Marco Polo (c–January 8, ) was a Venetian merchant and explorer who followed in the footsteps of his father and uncle.

His writings about China and the Mongol Empire in "The Travels of Marco Polo" had a significant impact on European beliefs about and behavior toward the East and inspired the travels of Christopher : Matt Rosenberg. Marco Polo has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Marco Polo’s most popular book is The Travels. Start studying marco polo. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. That book reminded me that I'd read Jennings' "The Journeyer" several decades ago: in "Journeyer" there is an encounter between Polo and Khan.

(I must note in all fairness that the publication of "Invisible Cities" predates the publication of "The Journeyer" by about /5. 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. This sample Marco Polo Research Paper is published for educational and informational purposes only.

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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Travels of Marco Polo — Volume 1 by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.

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.

The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: concerning the kingdoms and marvels of the East by Polo, Marco, ; Yule, Henry, Sir, Pages: Marco Polo was the legendary Italian merchant, explorer and traveler, who travelled to China and worked under emperor, Kublai Khan.

Read this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline. One among the first Europeans to set foot on China, Marco Polo was the 13th century explorer, who as a teenager travelled along. The illuminated manuscript on Marco Polo's fascinating and adventurous travels ranks among the most famous manuscripts of the Middle Ages and is considered a highlight of French book have secular topics had such an intensive echo.

Marco Polo's reports offered the ideal background for illustration, as people in Europe had always been curious to know about the marvels of the.

This manuscript from about is one of the oldest extant copies of Les voyages de Marco Polo (The travels of Marco Polo), the account by the Venetian merchant Marco Polo (circa −) of his adventures in Central Asia and the Far East during the latter part of the 13th century.

It is possibly one of five manuscripts relating to Marco Polo’s journey that belonged to King Charles V of. Marco Polo was born in and died on January 8, He was an Italian trader and was one of the first Europeans to explore Central Asia and East other explorers, including Christopher Columbus, looked up to could speak four languages.

Marco Polo was known for the book, Travels of Marco Polo, where he talked about Asia. Immediately download the The Travels of Marco Polo summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching The Travels of Marco Polo.

Marco Polo was educated by his aunt. He was born in in Venice, Italy, to a family of merchants. His father was away while when he was born, and his mother died while he was young, so he was raised and educated by his extended family.

When his father and uncle made a. Marco Polo. Excerpt from The Book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East. Published in "I repeat that everything appertaining to this city is on so vast a scale, and the Great Kaan's yearly revenues therefrom are so immense, that it is not easy even to put it in writing, and it seems past belief to one who merely hears it told.".The Polos had left Venice to travel all the way to Peking, China, and back when Marco was only six years old.

In Marco served as a gentleman-commander of a ship in the Venetian navy. of Marco Polo's gift of observation and the writing style of Rusticiano emerged in the final version of Marco Polo's travels.

The book included Polo's.carried messages from the Pope, the elder Polos took along young Marco, who was then seventeen. Many years later, Marco Polo, with the assistance of a romance novel writer, composed a book entitled The Travels of Marco Polo, or, A Description of the World.

If the book is to be believed, Marco Polo spent seventeen years in China, during which timeFile Size: KB.