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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... where pirates had their bases. The victory brought Venice new sources of grain and more trading ports. With the pirates subdued, Venetian trade increased. 7 8 Merchants from Venice settled in ports around the eastern.
8 Merchants from Venice settled in ports around the eastern Mediterranean to oversee their international businesses. Everywhere they went, Venetians figured out what products local people wanted and then they provided them.
in 1095 european leaders, urged on by the pope, began the Crusades, a series of wars to gain control of the city of Jerusalem and other Christian holy sites at the eastern end of the Mediterranean sea. at the time, this area was under ...
The balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean was tipping westward. Constantinople's star was sinking. Venice's was rising. The island city-state of merchants had become a world power.
... India, southwestern Asia, and eastern Africa. The seaport at Zaiton (modern Quanzhou) astounded Polo even more than Hangzhou. At this port, about 400 miles (645 km) south of Hangzhou, many foreign ships came to trade.
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