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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... old and young, renowned for their nobility, merchants, bankers, artisans, seamen of all kinds, and ships to sail in every direction and war galleys to harm her enemies. you will meet fair ladies, too, women and girls, in abundance, ...
But one key moment in that seismic shift was the day in 1271 when Marco Polo, a bright, curious teenager, sailed out of Venice on a twenty-four-year journey to China. The middle-aged man who returned to Venice was bursting with newfound ...
But when the Venetians and the French Crusaders settled down for the winter there, planning to set sail for the Holy Land in the spring, war broke out anew. They managed to hold the city, and in a frenzy of revenge and greed, ...
... and dream- ing of the time when he too would be sailing away to distant lands. He and his mother probably lived with the Polo fam- ily in the house near the rivulet of San Severo that the elder Marco mentioned in his will.
No small two-masted Venetian galleys sailed into Zaiton, only big four- and six-masted vessels, with sturdy double hulls and 150- to 300-man crews. Four seamen, not two, manned each oar. He admired how the ships' holds were divided.
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