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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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 ...
A Roman official wrote that their homes were like those of seabirds “stretching far away among the waters.” They hitched their ships to the walls, he noted, just as mainlanders do their horses. In the sixth century, Venice and other ...
This Marco Polo is the one who later wrote the famous work, known in English as The Travels. One manuscript (hand-written copy) of that book says that when Marco was born in 1254, his father and Uncle Maffeo were away on business and ...
A student notebook from fourteenth-century Venice gives an idea of the kinds of lessons Marco Polo learned. In about half of the notebook, the student wrote out math prob- lems that merchants might face, such as determining how to ...
The student also wrote down how to evaluate the vari- ous goods merchants bought and sold. ... It is possible that Marco Polo himself kept such a note- book with all the important information he would need when he joined his father and ...
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