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 ...
... the twelfth century regained little of the lost territory. in 1200 the pope called for a fourth Crusade, but the french and the Venetians attacked Constantinople instead. five more Crusades took place during the thirteenth century, ...
the great bronze horses that the Venetians took from Constantinople also attracted another famous looter. in 1797, after seizing control of northern italy, french emperor napoleon shipped the horses to paris. they were restored to ...
The crowd surged into the cathedral to see officials dress Tiepolo in the ducal robes as he took the oath of office and received the golden banner of Saint Mark. The celebrations lasted a week. Witness da Canale seems to be bursting ...
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