the travels of marco polo

This is a book you read once for its literary and historical merit and never again. The Travels recounts Polo's journey to the eastern court of Kublai Khan, the chieftain of the Mongol empire which covered the Asian continent, but which was almost unknown to Polo's contemporaries. The two spent some time in prison together if I remember correctly. The Travels of Marco Polo Volume 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Travels of Marco Polo Volume 1 by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. We’d love your help. With copious notes, illustrating the route and observations of the author, and comparing them with those of more recent travellers. What is most interesting about the peasants is their religious beliefs, sexual practices and clothing. What a bunch of superstitious people those Idolaters and Saracens are. Fact 7: In 1275, Kublai Khan appointed Marco as his envoy and for the next few years he travelled through China on missions. 2018 Reading Women Challenge - The book that has been on your TBR the longest, I'm not sure what caused me to credit the Goodreads reviews of this book which say it is boring and procrastinate on reading this after my brother gave it to me for my birthday last year. There are however some very interesting parts when he relates Kublai Khan's view of Christianity and other religions (the Saracens/Muslims; the Jews and the idolaters). This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed.

I generally make it a rule not to read reviews before reading a book at all, and experience has taught me that most peoples' opinions of Famous Classic Books, especially if they are older than say Jane Austen, rarely match my own. I feel like my reading of this book has taken as long as Polo's travels! Commonly known as The Travels of Marco Polo in English, this thirteen century travelogue offers an unique view of an European adventurer and merchant visiting countries unknown to most Europeans. It’s a good window into past worlds the world of late medieval Europe of Marco Polo and the areas he travelled to, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 5, 2019, Last read it when I was at School. Marco Polo, Venetian merchant and adventurer who traveled from Europe to Asia in 1271–95, remaining in China for 17 of those years. To see what your friends thought of this book, I find it interesting how Marco Polo's description of the Middle East of more than 700 years ago is pretty much a reflection of the way it is today. If you'd like to help expand it, see the help pages and the style guide, or leave a comment on this work's talk page. As he traveled along, he explained each town he went to, and the explanations and information were interesting to read, seeing what each town was like, who they were under the rule of, and so on. This page was last edited on 23 July 2019, at 13:27. Sad, that. Fact 14: Marco Polo sometimes confused the animals he encountered along his travels with mythical creatures he has heard of as a child. Fact 6: Marco’s father and uncle had previously been befriended by Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan, who conquered China and became the first emperor of the Mongol Dynasty. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. The travels is a book ive never read in one sitting but jump in and out of. here.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. More people should consider studying race in the Travels. He refused, insisting that everything he said and wrote had all been absolutely true. Marco was also one of the first European’s to lay eyes on a rhinoceros, which he misidentified as a unicorn. A Word on India in General, Treating of the Great Province of Abash, Which is Middle India, and is on the Mainland, Concerning the Gulf of Calatu, and the City So Called, Returns to the City of Hormos Whereof We Spoke Formerly, Of Certain Battles That Were Fought by King Caidu Against the Armies of His Uncle the Great Kaan, What the Great Kaan Said to the Mischief Done by Caidu His Nephew, Of the Exploits of King Caidu's Valiant Daughter, How Abaga Sent His Son Argon in Command Against King Caidu, How Argon After the Battle Heard that His Father was Dead and Went to Assume the Sovereignty As Was His Right, How Acomat Soldan Set Out With His Host Against His Nephew Who Was Coming to Claimthe Throne That Belonged To Him, How Argon Took Counsel With His Followers About Attacking His

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