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The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian

Author: Marco Polo; Peter Harris; Colin Thubron; William Marsden; Thomas Wright
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Series: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 313.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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This extraordinary travelogue has enthralled readers for more than seven centuries. Marco Polo's vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?
Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)762161354
Named Person: Marco Polo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Polo; Peter Harris; Colin Thubron; William Marsden; Thomas Wright
ISBN: 9780307269133 0307269132
OCLC Number: 192080515
Description: xxxv, 421 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Select bibliography --
Chronology --
A note about names --
Genealogy of Mongol raiders --
Maps --
The travels of Marco Polo --
Appendices --
Notes --
Editor's afterword.
Series Title: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 313.
Other Titles: Travels of Marco Polo.
Responsibility: translated by W. Marsden and revised by T. Wright ; newly revised and edited by Peter Harris ; with an introduction by Colin Thubron.

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This extraordinary travelogue has enthralled readers for more than seven centuries. Marco Polo's vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his colorful stories--and above all, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor of China--offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone.

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