Marco Polo was the most famous traveler 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. The Travels of Marco Polo is a travel note on Asia, recording the conditions of many countries in Mid-Asia, West Asia, Southeast Asia etc, with highlights on the narration of China. The Travels of Marco Polo caused a sensation in Europe and was reputed as ""a rare book of the world"". It exerted a huge impact on the cultural exchange between the East and the West.
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Marco Polo?s account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands, and recorded customs, natural history, strange sights, historical legends, and much more. From the dazzling courts of Kublai Khan to the perilous deserts of Persia, no book contains a richer magazine of marvels than the Travels.
This edition, selected and edited by the great scholar Manuel Komroff, also features the classic and stylistically brilliant Marsden translation, revised and corrected, as well as Komroff?s Introduction to the 1926 edition.
Marco Polo travelled to China in 1271 and spent the next twenty years in the service of Kublai Khan. He wrote his famous Travels after returning home, whilst a prisoner in Genoa. Nigel Cliff's first book, The Shakespeare Riots (2007), was 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.
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Descripción Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. Language:English.Author:BEN SHE,YI MING.Binding:Soft Cover. Nº de ref. de la librería 0805522
Descripción Foreign Languages Teaching and Research Press, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M7560013678