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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From Constantinople, Venetians purchased silks, cloth of gold, spices, perfumes, and medicines and took them to Italian trade fairs. A Swiss monk, writing in the late ninth century, described Venetian traders in the Italian city of ...
In boats propelled by both oars and sails, Venetians carried timber, iron tools, and weapons from Germany; olive oil from Greece; pepper and cinnamon from southeastern Asia; cotton cloth from Egypt; porcelain and silk from China; ...
Merchants struck deals over pearls from India, jewels from Sri Lanka, and bales of silk, muslin, and brocade from Baghdad and Mosul (Iraq), and China. Notaries recorded details of contracts being drawn up for future voyages.
Along this street, Polo says, gentlemen and ladies rode in “a continuous procession of long carriages decked with awnings and cushions of silk.” 19 20 The number of people amazed Polo. “Here at every.
Riverboats carried silk fabrics, porcelain dishes, wooden lacquerware, salt, tea, and a variety of foods from city to city. Outward from this thriving region, fleets of small ships plied the coast between ports on the East and the South ...
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