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 1264 the public square in front of the Doge's Palace leading to the docks was paved for the first time. At the Rialto, workers were driving wooden piles deep into the mud of ...
People picnicked on wooded islands or dined in elegant pavilions overlooking the lake and enjoyed views of “tem- ples, palaces, monasteries, and gardens with towering trees, from spreading, water surrounded each building, ...
Prester John lived in a crystal palace, slept in a sapphire bed, and ate off an emerald dining table. Marvelous stones and fountains cured all illnesses, and salamanders spun cocoons of amaz- ing fireproof fibers.
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