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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The author claimed to be Prester John, the ruler of a large, wealthy empire beyond the Tigris River, which flows out of Turkey and into Iraq. His subjects were devout Christians, he said, eager to recapture Jerusalem from the Muslims.
After 1241 there were no further attacks on Europe because China and wealthy Islamic cities in what are mod- 29 30 the Chang River when he heard of the death. ern Iran and Iraq promised far richer plunder and tribute than Europe.
30 the Chang River when he heard of the death of his brother, the most recent great khan. Without waiting for the tradi- tional meeting to select a successor, Kublai declared himself the next great khan of the Mongols.
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