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Who Was Marco Polo

Author : Joan Holub
ISBN : 9781101639894
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Who Was . . . ? biography with black-and-white artwork by John O?Brien.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Travels Of Marco Polo

Author : Marco Polo
ISBN : 0415344875
Genre : History
File Size : 42.32 MB
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First published in 1931. None of the manuscripts which have come down to us represent the original form of Marco Polo's narrative, but it is clear that certain texts are closer to the lost original than others. Entrusted with the task of preparing a new Italian edition of Marco Polo, Benedetto discovered many unknown manuscripts. He carefully edited the most famous of the manuscripts (the Geographic text) and collated it with the other best known ones. · An invaluable index has been added to Aldo Ricci's of Benedetto's text, which includes all the identifications made in the Geographic text and also later editions by Marsden (1818), Pauthier (1865) and Yule (1871). · The difficulty of following Polo on his many journeys has also been simplified by the process of distinguishing between those places on his main route to China and his return journey by sea to Persia and those places which he visited during his stay in China and those he never visited at all.
Category: History

Marco Polo

Author : Robin Brown
ISBN : 0750934204
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 32.89 MB
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A fascinating portrait of a man who made history happen by bringing about the meeting of East and West.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In The Footsteps Of Marco Polo

Author : Denis Belliveau
ISBN : 0742556832
Genre : History
File Size : 21.28 MB
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Discusses the authors' two-year expedition to trace the paths of Marco Polo and determine if he had reached China as he had claimed seven hundred years ago.
Category: History

Marco Polo S Silk Road

Author : Marco Polo
ISBN : 1780280157
Genre : History
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In the late 1290s, an imprisoned Venetian merchant dictated an account of his amazing adventures in China. That book, The Travels of Marco Polo, was an instant success. Though scholars once derided Polo's tale, today's historians accept it as accurate. The original manuscripts are long lost, but now, for the first time, a modernized hybrid edition has been compiled from translations by William Marsden and Henry Yule. Comprising nearly 150 chapters, this superbly illustrated, silk-bound abridgement of this seminal work is a treasure worthy of its subject.
Category: History

Venice Marco Polo Guide

Author : Marco Polo
ISBN : 9783829706803
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Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.

Marco Polo Travel Guide Lake Garda

Author : Barbara Schaefer
ISBN : 9783829780117
Genre : Travel
File Size : 75.70 MB
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Arrive and hit the ground running! The travel guide with Insider Tips. Now available as an eBook with lots of additional functionality. - Top Highlights at a glance - Marco Polo Insider Tips with detailed background information - Over 300 web links lead you directly to the Insider Tip websites - Offline maps with street index - Google Map links aid speedy route planning - Public transport maps with links to timetables Have fun from the moment you arrive and make the most of those precious days off. Enjoy a hassle free trip, full of new experiences and adventures ranging from total relaxation to extreme activities. Having fun is what it's all about. Personal recommendations from the authors for all occasions: - 'Where to start?' highlights the ideal starting point to explore the destination from - 'Best of' chapter features special tips for when it rains, things to do for free, chill out & relax for all occasions and moods. Only in highlights unique experiences, making a visit even more memorable - 'The Perfect Day' and 'The Perfect Route' is the best way to get to know a destination intimately for those with limited time. Includes practical tips on how to beat queues, get the best view and much more - The chapter 'Links, Blogs, Apps & More' provides easy access to even more information, videos and networks Experience the sights and discover exceptional hotels, restaurants, trendy places, festivals, concerts, sports and activities. Our Special Tip: Create your own personal itinerary by bookmarking the text and adding your own notes and browse the eBook in seconds with the handy full-text search facility! Please note: Not all eReaders fully support the additional functionality we have developed for our eBooks (e.g. web links, map zoom-ability). Please also be aware that loading time of content may vary between devices. Please consider these points prior to making your purchase.
Category: Travel

Marco Polo And The Discovery Of The World

Author : John Larner
ISBN : 0300079710
Genre : History
File Size : 48.84 MB
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In this engaging and authoritative book, historian John Larner provides a fresh view of the enigmatic Marco Polo, who, despite a deliberate cultivation of impersonality, continues today to engage the attention of readers. 14 illustrations, 9 in color.
Category: History