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Marco Polo was in China : new evidence from currencies, salts and revenues

Author: Hans Ulrich Vogel
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series: Monies, markets, and finance in East Asia, 1600-1900, 2210-2876, v. 2.
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Hans Ulrich Vogel offers an innovative look at the highly complex topics of currencies, salt production and taxes, commercial levies and other kinds of revenue as well as the administrative geography of the Mongol Yuan empire. The author's rigorous analysis of Chinese sources and all the important Marco Polo manuscripts as well as his thorough scrutiny of Japanese, Chinese and Western scholarship show that the  Read more...
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Vogel, Hans Ulrich.
Marco Polo was in China.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
(DLC) 2012035046
(OCoLC)810773046
Named Person: Marco Polo; Marco Polo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Ulrich Vogel
ISBN: 9789004236981 9004236988
OCLC Number: 820036871
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on Dec. 3, 2012).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. Paper money in Yuan China --
III. Cowry monies circulating in Yunnan and Southeast Asia --
IV. Salt production and salt monies in Yunnan and Tebet --
V. Production, revenue and trade of salt in Changlu --
VI. Tax revenue of Hangzhou and its territory --
VII. Administrative-geographical divisions in Yuan China --
VIII. Conclusions.
Series Title: Monies, markets, and finance in East Asia, 1600-1900, 2210-2876, v. 2.
Responsibility: by Hans Ulrich Vogel.

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In Marco Polo was in China Hans Ulrich Vogel undertakes a thorough study of Yuan currencies, salts and revenues, by comparing Marco Polo manuscripts with Chinese sources and thus offering new  Read more...

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