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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... noticing that industrial pollution from the mainland was damaging the bronze, the Venetians placed them in a museum inside the Basilica san Marco. the horses that now prance atop the entrance to the Basilica san Marco are copies.
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 that they did not see him until he was fifteen. We can only imagine what it was like for a ...
In 1202 Leonardo Fibonacci, a mathematician from Pisa, introduced Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, and so on, as opposed to Roman numerals, I, II, III) to Europeans. Hand-written copies of his Book of the Abacus circulated throughout Europe.
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