Marco polo (1254 to january 8, 1324) was a venetian explorer known for the book the travels of marco polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in asia polo traveled extensively with his. The travels of marco polo born in venice in 1254 marco polo travelled with his father and uncle to asia and chronicled his travels he jocularly said i did not write half of what i saw, for i. 3 how the two brothers, after crossing a desert, came to the city of bocara, and fell in with certain envoys there 4 how the two brothers took the envoy's counsel, and went to the court of the great kaan 5 how the two brothers arrived at the court of the great kaan 6 how the great kaan.
The travels of marco polo presents a broad and wide-ranging panorama of kubilai khan's thirteenth century empire marco polo is the great khan's emissary who is commissioned to travel throughout his empire marco polo is sent to investigate and report back his findings about people, customs. The travels of marco polo the venetian item preview remove-circle share or embed this item embed embed (for wordpresscom hosted blogs and archiveorg item. Marco polo was the most famous traveller of his time his voyages began in 1271 with a visit to china, after which he served the kublai khan on numerous diplomatic missions on his return to the west he was made a prisoner of war and met rustichello of pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. Marco polo was the most famous traveller of his time his voyages began in 1271 with a visit to china, after which he served the kubilai khan on numerous diplomatic missions on his return to the west he was made a prisoner of war and met rustichello of pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book.
The travels of marco polo [marco polo, ronald latham] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers marco polo was the most famous traveller of his time his voyages began in 1271 with a visit to china. Marco polo's travels along the silk road marco polo in venice marco polo (1254-1324) was a venetian merchant believed to have journeyed across asia at the height of the mongol empire. The travels of marco polo is one of a handful of books that can truly be said to have changed the world this is not merely another adventure story, it is the adventure story of all time the polos traveled thousands of miles through unknown and hostile territory in order to reach lands hitherto only vaguely rumored to exist. The travels of marco polo for ipad, iphone, android, mac & pc experience the travels of marco polo - a historical point & click adventure for the whole family.
The influence of marco polo on geographic exploration was enormous and he was also a major influence on christopher columbus columbus owned a copy of travels and made annotations in the margins columbus owned a copy of travels and made annotations in the margins. Totem studio 2015 the travels of marco polo page 25 oud's puzzle click on the ropes reproduce the melody, in order to charm the cobra. Polo, marcomarco polo's travels to asia (1271-95), immortalized in his travels of marco polo marco, his father, and his uncle set out from venice in 1271 and reached china in 1275 the polos spent a total of 17 years in china encyclopædia britannica, inc polo, marcomarco polo traveling in a.
Search the history of over 336 billion web pages on the internet. Travels of marco polo map of marco polo's travels a miniature from il milione an authoritative version of marco polo's book does not and cannot exist, for the. Account of regions visited or heard of on the journey from the lesser armenia to the court of the great kaan at chandu (1) account of the great kaan cublay of his palaces and capital his court, government, and sports (2) cities and provinces visited by the traveller on one journey westward.
This manuscript from about 1350 is one of the oldest extant copies of les voyages de marco polo (the travels of marco polo), the account by the venetian merchant marco polo (circa 1254−1324) of his adventures in central asia and the far east during the latter part of the 13th century. Find great deals on ebay for the travels of marco polo shop with confidence. Marco polo, with the assistance of a romance novel writer, composed a book entitled the travels of marco polo, or, a description of the world if the book is to be believed, marco polo spent seventeen years in china, during which time. Marco polo was one of the first and most famous europeans to travel to asia during the middle ages he traveled farther than any of his predecessors during his 24-year journey along the silk road.
Marco polo tells about the arrival of his father and uncle at the court of the great khan, who was highly pleased with these gentlemen from europe and showed them great. The is some dispute as to the reliability of the travels of marco polo several authorities, including frances wood of the british museum, point out that polo uses. The travels marco polo by marco polo, ronald latham (introduction by) starting at $099 the travels marco polo has 1 available editions to buy at alibris.
Polo therefore means that it was the frontier of the ponent towards russia ukek was the site of a franciscan convent in the 14th century it is mentioned several times in the campaigns of timur, and was destroyed by his army. One of the most well-known europeans to travel the silk road in medieval times was marco polo (1245-1324), a merchant, explorer and writer who recorded his travels in the book livres des merveilles du monde (book of the world's marvels), published around the year 1300. Marco polo and his 'travels ' peter jackson keele university the year 1998 marks the seven-hundredth anniversary of the initial composition of the book associated with marco polo, le devisament dou monde.