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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During the Song dynasty (from 960 to 1234 in northern China and to 1279 in southern China), China's population increased rapidly. Official censuses show that it reached 100 million in the early twelfth century.
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, so Kublai had lived much of his life there.
It would grow larger, as Kublai was intent on defeat- ing the Chinese Song dynasty, whose emperor was only a child. Mongol rule of China brought many changes to both the Mongol and the Chinese way of life. Were nicolo and Maffeo polo ...
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