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.
第 1 到 5 筆結果，共 16 筆
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 what are now Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
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.
Other port cities also supplied ships for the Crusaders, especially Genoa and Pisa. A strong rivalry developed among the three Italian cities as they started trading colonies in the Crusader states. In the early thirteenth century, ...
The wily Dandolo proposed to forgive the debt if the French army would help him con- quer the port city of Zara (modern Zadar, Croatia) on the Dalmatian coast, which was then controlled by the king of Hungary. The French leaders agreed, ...
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
About The AuthorPhoto Acknowledgments