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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They hitched their ships to the walls, he noted, just as mainlanders do their horses. In the sixth century, Venice and other ports on the northeastern coast of Italy became part of the Byzantine Empire (a.d. 527 to 1453), which included ...
During the Crusades (1096–1291), kings and noblemen from northern Europe hired Venetian galleys to transport knights, horses, and bowmen across the Mediterranean to what Christians called the Holy Land (which included coastal areas of ...
The most visible of the treasures looted by the Venetians were the four gold-coated bronze horses taken from atop the stadium where chariot races were held. These splendid steeds were hoisted up over the doors of the.
the great bronze horses that the Venetians took from Constantinople also attracted another famous looter. in 1797, after seizing control of northern italy, french emperor napoleon shipped the horses to paris. they were restored to ...
Horses and carts easily crossed these bridges, yet they rose high enough for boats to pass beneath. The main avenue leading through the city from one end to the other was nine cart tracks wide, or about 50 feet (15 meters) across—twice ...
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