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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... coast of Italy became part of the Byzantine Empire (a.d. 527 to 1453), which included what are now Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. The capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey), lay.
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.
... french and the Venetians attacked Constantinople instead. five more Crusades took place during the thirteenth century, but none succeeded in establishing a lasting Christian kingdom. in 1291 acre, the last Crusader stronghold, fell.
In the summer of 1204, they succeeded in taking Constantinople and crowned a new emperor. But when the Venetians and the French Crusaders settled down for the winter there, planning to set sail for the Holy Land in the spring, ...
splendid steeds were hoisted up over the doors of the church of San Marco for everyone to see. The balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean was tipping westward. Constantinople's star was sinking. Venice's was rising.
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