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.
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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.
Besides their home in Venice, the family had property in Constantinople and in Soldaia, a Black Sea port known today as Sudak, Ukraine. Nicolo had a son, also named Marco. This Marco Polo is the one who later wrote the famous work, ...
Before the thirteenth century, few Christians from Europe traveled farther east than the Holy Land or ports along the Black Sea. China was still thousands of miles away, the other side of a vast region dominated by Islamic rulers.
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