Marco Polo's Journey to China. 2nd Edition

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Twenty-First Century Books, 2013年1月1日 - 132 頁

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.

 

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Venice Island City Of Merchants
4
The Fabulous East
18
Traveling Across Asia
36
Marco Polo In China
54
Marco Polos Book
68
Marco Polos Legacy
84
Primary Source Research
94
Primary Source Document
104
Whos Who?
114
Source Notes
120
Bibliography
124
Further Reading
126
Websites
127
Index
128
About The AuthorPhoto Acknowledgments
132
Back Cover
134

Timeline
108
Glossary
111

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Diana Childress writes nonfiction for the school and library market, mainly on historical topics but also on art, science, archaeology, and literature. She has published nine books, as well as articles in Highlights for Children, Cricket, Calliope, Cobblestone, Faces, Dig!, and Footsteps. Her book Chaucer's England was selected by Bank Street College for their list of Best Children's Books of the Year, 2001 Edition.

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