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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... 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.
A grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai, set out to overthrow the Song dynasty in southern China. Genghis Khan had granted Kublai's father control of large estates in northern China, so Kublai had lived much of his life there.
30 the Chang River when he heard of the death of his brother, the most recent great khan. Without waiting for the tradi- tional meeting to select a successor, Kublai declared himself the next great khan of the Mongols.
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