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Marco Polo : From Venice to Xanadu

Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the thirteenth-century explorer, adventurer, and global traveler follows Marco Polo from his youth in Venice to his journey to Asia and role in the court of Kublai Khan, to his return to Europe, and discusses his influence on the history of his era.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marco Polo; Marco Polo; Marco Polo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Bergreen
ISBN: 1400078806 9781400078806
OCLC Number: 191923003
Description: 415 pages, [24] pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue : The Commander --
Book 1 : Europa --
1. The merchants of Venice --
2. The golden passport --
3. The apprentice --
4. The opium eater --
5. High plains drifters --
6. The secret history of the Mongols --
Book 2 : Asia --
7. The universal emperor --
8. In the service of the Khan --
9. The struggle for survival --
10. The general and the queen --
11. The city of heaven --
12. The divine wind --
Book 3 : India --
13. The seeker --
14. The Mongol princess --
15. The prodigal son --
Epilogue : The storyteller --
Acknowledgments --
Notes on sources --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Laurence Bergreen.

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A portrait of the thirteenth-century explorer, adventurer, and global traveler follows Marco Polo from his youth in Venice to his journey to Asia and role in the court of Kublai Khan, to his return to Europe, and discusses his influence on the history of his era.

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