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 French leaders agreed, and a well-armed fleet soon captured the city. The French and the Venetians then became involved in a struggle to control the Byzantine Empire. In the summer of 1204, they succeeded in taking Constantinople ...
The ships themselves also captured Polo's attention. No small two-masted Venetian galleys sailed into Zaiton, only big four- and six-masted vessels, with sturdy double hulls and 150- to 300-man crews. Four seamen, not two, ...
Another Asian priest named John captured more attention. A letter, allegedly from this priest, circulated widely in Europe, beginning in the late twelfth century. The author claimed to be Prester John, the ruler of a large, ...
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Mongol troops captured the Muslim capital Baghdad in 1258. 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, ...
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