Marco Polo's Journey to China. 2nd Edition
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.
第 1 到 5 筆結果，共 55 筆
... CO NTE NTS ' CHAPTER ONE VENICE, ISLAND CIT)I OF. Acknowledgments: The author thanks Morris Rossabi, professor of Asian History at Columbia University and author of many books on Mongolia and Kublai Khan. Copyright Information.
I8 CHAPTER THREE TRAVELING ACROSS ASIA . . . . . . . . 36 CHAPTER FOUR _ ' MARCO POLO IN CHINA . . . . . . . . . 54 CHAPTER FIVE MARCO POLO'S BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . 68 EPILOGUE ' ' MARCO POLO'S LEGACY .
The book he wrote about Asia (known in English as The Travels of Marco Polo) was a pivotal moment that changed the world. When Marco Polo was born in 1254, Venice was a glittering city, a magical kingdom rising at high tide out of a ...
capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey), lay on both sides of the passageway between the Mediterranean and the Black seas, half in Europe, half in Asia. Its navy dominated both seas.
In boats propelled by both oars and sails, Venetians carried timber, iron tools, and weapons from Germany; olive oil from Greece; pepper and cinnamon from southeastern Asia; cotton cloth from Egypt; porcelain and silk from China; ...
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