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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Venetians elected their own leader, called a doge, but his official role was to represent the Byzantine Empire. ... A Swiss monk, writing in the late ninth century, described Venetian traders in the Italian city of Pavia as selling ...
Everywhere they went, Venetians figured out what products local people wanted and then they provided them. ... One Venetian trading ship called itself The Whole World, probably because at one time or another it contained goods from ...
Acre (in Israel) became major centers of Venetian trade. Other port cities also supplied ships for the Crusaders, especially Genoa and Pisa. A strong rivalry developed among the three Italian cities as they started trading colonies in ...
10 fifty Venetian war galleys—free of charge. He had only one condition: that Venice “shall ... The French and the Venetians then became involved in a struggle to control the Byzantine Empire. In the summer of 1204, they succeeded in ...
Over the next fifty years, the Venetian economy boomed. ... the great bronze horses that the Venetians took from Constantinople also attracted another famous looter. in 1797, after seizing control of northern italy, french emperor ...
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