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, ...
A barrier of narrow sandbanks protects the lagoon from stormy seas and enemy ships. Through gaps between the sandbars, the tide carries salt water from the Adriatic Sea in and out of the lagoon. The ebbing and flowing water cuts deep ...
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 ...
One Venetian trading ship called itself The Whole World, probably because at one time or another it contained goods from every area known at that time. Venetian wealth grew, and the city grew with it. In the mid-eleventh century, ...
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, ...
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