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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In the arch over the central doorway of San Marco, stoneworkers carved a vivid calendar that shows people working at different tasks for each month of the year. ... and across southwest Asia to Afghanistan. Marco later mentioned some of ...
Instead, cara- vans from central Asia and the Arabian Peninsula brought Chinese porcelain and silks and Indian ... As a result, although Europeans enjoyed a variety of Asian products, they had little knowledge of the countries that ...
He had captured Samarkand and other central Asian cities in modern Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. ... In fact, the powerful ruler who was overthrowing Muslim rule in central Asia was not a Christian.
... the steppe (grassland) landscape of central Asia where they lived, and the people he met, as well as their customs and beliefs. These nomadic people herded horses, cattle, sheep, camels, and goats; hunted and 27 28 TaTar, ...
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