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The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian : concerning the kingdoms and marvels of the East

Author: Marco Polo; Henry Yule, Sir
Publisher: London : John Murray, 1871.
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Genre/Form: Early maps
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?
Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian.
London : John Murray, 1871
(OCoLC)897526601
Named Person: Genghis Khan; Polo family.; Genghis Khan; Polo family.; Genghis Khan; Polo family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Polo; Henry Yule, Sir
OCLC Number: 5522054
Notes: "List of mss. of Marco Polo's book": v. 2, p. 449-462.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, plates (some color, some folded) maps (some folded) ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Original preface. Original dedication --
Introductory notices: I. Obscurities in the history of his life and books. Ramusio's statements --
II. Sketch of the state of the East at the time of the journeys of the Polo family --
III. The Polo family --
IV. Digression concerning the mansion of the Polo family at S. Giovanni Grisostomo --
V. Digression concerning the war-galleys of the Mediterranean states in the middle ages --
VI. The jealousies and naval wars of Venice and Genoa ... and imprisonment of M. Polo by the Genoese --
VII. Rusticiano or Rustichello of Pisa --
VIII. Notices of Marco Polo's history after the termination of his imprisonment at Genoa --
IX. Marco Polo's book; and the language in which it was first written --
X. Various types of text of Marco's books --
XI. Some estimates of the character of Polo and his book --
XII. Contemporary recognition of Polo and his book --
XIII. Nature of Polo's influence on geographical knowledge --
XIV. Explanations regarding the basis adopted for the present translation. The book of Marco Polo: Prologue. books 1-2 --
II. The book of Marco Polo: book 2 [cont'd]-4 --
Appendices: A. Genealogy of the house of Chinghiz to the end of the 13th cent. --
B. The Polo families --
C. Calendar of documents relating to Marco Polo and his family --
D. Comparative specimens of the different recensions of Polo's text --
E. Preface to Pipino's Latin version --
F. Note of mss. of Marco Polo's books, so far as known --
G. Diagram showing filiation of chief MSS. and education of Marco Polo --
H. Bibliography --
I. Titles of works quoted --
K. Values of certain moneys, weights, and measures occuring in this book --
L. Supplementary notes to the book of Marco Polo
Responsibility: newly translated and edited with notes, by Colonel Henry Yule ; with maps and other illustrations.

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