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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Many factors contributed to the rise of Europe and, later, the United States as world pow- ers. But one key moment in that seismic shift was the day in 1271 when Marco Polo, a bright, curious teenager, sailed out of Venice on 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.
During the Crusades (1096–1291), kings and noblemen from northern Europe hired Venetian galleys to transport knights, ... kingdoms that the Crusaders established. Tyre and Haifa and The CrusaDes in 1095 european leaders, urged on by the.
in 1095 european leaders, urged on by the pope, began the Crusades, a series of wars to gain control of the city of Jerusalem and other Christian holy sites at the eastern end of the Mediterranean sea. at the time, this area was under ...
Over the next fifty years, the Venetian economy boomed. Almost every citizen benefited—or hoped to. In other parts of Europe, the nobility held large tracts of land and looked down their noses on merchants who grew rich on trade.
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