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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world. . . . you will find abundant food here, bread and wine, chickens and ducks, fresh and salted meat, fish from the sea and from rivers, and merchants from every country selling and buying. in this fair city you will see gentlemen, ...
On the other is a huge river, which entering by many channels, diffused throughout the city, carries away all its filth and then flows into the lake, from which it flows out toward the Ocean.” As in Venice, people got around in the city ...
Much of this growing population farmed the rich agricultural land of the Chang River (or Yangtze River, as its lower reaches are called). Farmers traded their produce along rivers and canals. The Grand Canal of China, ...
22 linked the two largest rivers in Asia, the Chang and the Huang, as well as many smaller waterways. On the banks of this canal and especially at intersections of the canal and important rivers lay many of the “great and splendid” ...
the Chang (also known as the yangtze river), 3,964 miles (6,380 km) long, is the longest river in asia. the huang (also known as the yellow river), 3,395 miles (5,460 km) long, is the second-longest river in asia.
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