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 mid-eleventh century, the doge's private chapel was torn down to make way for a much grander church with five domes. The new church, the Basilica San Marco—Saint Mark's Cathedral—contained the remains of the Christian apostle ...
splendid steeds were hoisted up over the doors of the church of San Marco for everyone to see. The balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean was tipping westward. Constantinople's star was sinking. Venice's was rising.
... to create mosaic pictures that glittered with gold. The walls gleamed with scenes from the Bible and leg- ends of the saints. Up high in the enormous central dome of the church, one mosaic displayed Jesus rising into heaven.
Hangzhou was home to many famous Buddhist mon- asteries and one Christian church. “Stately mansions with their gardens” lined the main street. The most impressive sight was Hangzhou's lake. Chinese poets and artists have celebrated this ...
Most followed the teachings of Nestorius, a Greek who was a church leader in Constantinople in the fifth century. This man, Patriarch John of India, appar- ently wanted to reestablish ties with Western Christianity.
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