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Marco Polo's China : a Venetian in the realm of Khubilai Khan

Author: Stephen G Haw
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Routledge studies on the early history of Asia, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Stephen Haw re-examines Marco Polo's book, arguing convincingly that he did indeed go to China. The book concludes that Marco Polo's work is an accurate, important and useful source for an extraordinary period of Chinese history.
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Marco Polo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Haw
ISBN: 0415348501 9780415348508
OCLC Number: 813550430
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Truth or Lies? 1. China Before the Mongol Conquest 2. The Mongols and their Conquests 3. The Journey and the Writing of the Book 4. No Great Wall? 5. Cities, Canals and Rivers 6. Marco's Journeys in China Part 1: The Route into China 7. Marco's Journeys in China Part 2: Khanbalikh to Caragian and Mien 8. Marco's Journeys in China Part 3: Giogiu to Caiton 9. Rhubarb, Musk, Cranes and Other Creatures 10. Wine, Women and Poison 11. Military Affairs 12. A Unique Life and Legacy. Notes. List of Chinese Words and Characters
Series Title: Routledge studies on the early history of Asia, 3.
Responsibility: Stephen G. Haw.

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Re-examines Marco Polo's book about his journey to China in the wake of criticism by some scholars that he had never been there. This work clarifies Polo's itineraries in China and proposes  Read more...

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'Haw has produced an extremely valuable and ground-breaking work, which must surely now have settled the controversy surrounding the historicity of Polo's visit to China.' - Peter Jackson, Bulletin Read more...

 
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