Last edited by Donris
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | History

4 edition of Travels of Marco Re found in the catalog.

Travels of Marco Re

Jean Merrill

Travels of Marco Re

by Jean Merrill

  • 5 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers .
Written in English


ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7465051M
ISBN 100394917650
ISBN 109780394917658

“INCOMPARABLY THE BEST TRANSLATION OF MARCO POLO’S TRAVELS” MARSDEN, William. The Travels of Marco Polo, a Venetian, in the Thirteenth Century. Being a Description, by that Early Traveller, of Remarkable Places and Things, in the Eastern Parts of the World. London: Printed for the Author, Marco Polo famously replied, “I have not told half of what I saw.” when he was on his deathbed (in ), when some visitors were trying to convince him to tell them the truth about his book. Throughout the years, historians and researchers have been able to verify quite a bit of what was recorded in Marco Polo's book.

In , Marco captained a galley-ship in a battle against Venice's rival city, Genoa, and was captured as a prisoner of war. While he was imprisoned, he met a writer from the city of Pisa who encouraged Marco to write of his travels in Asia. The resulting book, called The Description of the World; or, The Travels of Marco Polo, was one of the most. Despite the book's intrinsic significance and interest, it is very repetitive in places, with very similar or even near identical descriptions applied to numerous city states in what is now China, or the other territories in the vast and sprawling Mongol Empire (its founder Genghis Khan, the grandfather of Marco Polo's patron Kubhlai Khan /5(36).

  The assessment of Marco Polo's character and integrity is complicated by the production of his Description of the World, which soon became known as The Travels of Marco Polo. For the book was not written by Polo, but narrated by him to a writer of Arthurian romances named Rustichello of Pisa while they languished together in a Genoese Edition: Reprint. was the problem of the authorship of the book of Travels which bears the name of SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE, the worthy Knight, who, after being for a long time considered as the "Father of English Prose" has become simply "the name claimed by the compiler of a singular book of Travels, written in French, and published between and "[3].


Share this book
You might also like
Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Military communications satellite program.

Military communications satellite program.

F is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries (Audio))

F is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries (Audio))

George Muller

George Muller

Holinsheds Chronicle as used in Shakespeares plays

Holinsheds Chronicle as used in Shakespeares plays

MICRO-BUSINESS-FRIENDLY BANKS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1998-EDITION... A DIRECTORY OF SMALL BUSINESS LENDING REPORTED BY COMMERCIAL BANKS..., U.

MICRO-BUSINESS-FRIENDLY BANKS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1998-EDITION... A DIRECTORY OF SMALL BUSINESS LENDING REPORTED BY COMMERCIAL BANKS..., U.

British aid overseas

British aid overseas

Secrets of the friendly woods

Secrets of the friendly woods

Kosovos fallout.

Kosovos fallout.

Straits Settlements and Imperial defence.

Straits Settlements and Imperial defence.

Nuno Goncalves

Nuno Goncalves

baron of Boot Hill

baron of Boot Hill

Bone marrow transplantation and leucocyte transfusions

Bone marrow transplantation and leucocyte transfusions

First Book of Lambretta

First Book of Lambretta

Proceedings, NATO-CCMS Conference on the Economics of Direct Uses of Geothermal Energy, held June 21-22, 1977, Washington, D.C.

Proceedings, NATO-CCMS Conference on the Economics of Direct Uses of Geothermal Energy, held June 21-22, 1977, Washington, D.C.

Travels of Marco Re by Jean Merrill Download PDF EPUB FB2

In fact, in the travel book that I read last month about the travels of Ferdinand Magellan, this book was mentioned several times as the Magellan fleet brought this book.

It was the same case for Christopher Columbus because both the world navigators came after the travels of Marco Polo, his father Nicolo and his uncle Maffeo that happened This /5().

The Travels of Marco Polo is one of a handful of books that can truly be said to have changed the world. This is not merely another adventure story, it is THE adventure story of all time. The Polos traveled thousands of miles through unknown and hostile territory in order to reach lands hitherto only vaguely rumored to exist.4/4().

The book tells that due North of where Marco lives is the tallest building in the world. Since in when this book was written this building in fact was the Empire State Building and it was so much higher than other buildings existing at that time, it must have seemed unnecessary for the author to state the name of the building.4/5.

The Travels of Marco Polo is one of a handful of books that can truly be said to have changed the world. This is not merely another adventure story, it is THE adventure story of all time.

The Polos traveled thousands of miles through unknown and hostile territory in order to reach lands hitherto only vaguely rumored to exist/5(). How Marco Polo Went to China Marco Polo was born in Venice in the year His father, Nicolo, and his uncle, Maffeo, were merchants who had seats in the great council and were enrolled with the noblemen of Venice.

Marco also had another uncle who lived in Constantinople and Crimea and was engaged in Size: 2MB. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown East and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time.

For this edition - the first completely new English translation of the Travels in over fifty years - Nigel Cliff has gone back to the original /5(36). Based on the book, it is possible to reconstruct the travels of Marco.

It has been estimated that he traveled o miles on horseback, ship and foot. The books opens with an account of his uncle and father traveling the Silk Road and meeting the great Emperor, Kublai Khan, the Emperor of China in his capital Dadu (present-day Beijing).

This manuscript from about is one of the oldest extant copies of Les voyages de Marco Polo (The travels of Marco Polo), the account by the Venetian merchant Marco Polo (circa −) of his adventures in Central Asia and the Far East during the latter part of the 13th century.

It is possibly one of five manuscripts relating to Marco Polo’s journey that belonged to King. The Travels of Marco Polo Born in Venice in Marco polo travelled with his father and uncle to Asia and chronicled his travels. He jocularly said “I. No, he didn’t invent the game ‘Marco-Polo’ but he did write a book while in jail.

Picture this: You’re going on a journey. You’ve spent fifteen years on that journey traveling Central Asia and the Far East during the latter part of the 13th century. The Travels Of Marco Polo - Complete (Mobi Classics) by Marco Polo,Rustichello of Pisa,Henry Yule (Translator) Share your thoughts Complete your review.

Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *5/5. Polo’s remarkable story became a hugely influential book, The Travels of Marco Polo. Like someone spinning a yarn of his adventures as an intergalactic warrior in the far reaches of outer space, Polo told a tale that was almost mythical – yet 8/10().

The Travels of Marco Polo Homework Help Questions. What is the main message of The Travels of Marco Polo. From a historical point of view, the message seemed to be one of self. Complete by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa, translated by Henry YuleThe Travels of Marco Polo is the usual English title of Marco Polo's travel book, nicknamed Il Milione or Le Livre des Merveilles (The Book of Wonders).

This description of his travels and stays in the Orient, including Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia. Unlock the more straightforward side of The Travels with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!. This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Travels by Marco Polo, which tells the adventurous tale of Marco Polo’s journey through Asia, discovering rich new cultures, religions and customs.

The Travels was one of the earliest pieces of travel writing and inspired Brand: Full text of " The travels of Marco Polo the Venetian " See other formats. EVERYMAN S LIBRARY EDITED BY ERNEST RHYS TRAVEL AND TOPOGRAPHY MARCO POLO S TRAVELS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN MASEFIELD THE PUBLISHERS OF JL/B^e/f^r WILL BE PLEASED TO SEND FREELY TO ALL APPLICANTS A LIST OF THE PUBLISHED AND.

The Travels of Marco Polo, translated by William Marsden (Norton, £) When this edition of the book dropped through the letterbox, I was mildly intrigued. Concerning the Fashion of the Idols []. Now you must know that the Idols of Cathay, and of Manzi, and of this Island, are all of the same class.

And in this Island as well as elsewhere, there be some of the Idols that have the head of an ox, some that have the head of a pig, some of a dog, some of a sheep, and some of divers other kinds. The Travels of Marco Polo. Marco Polo. Oliver & Boyd, - Asia - pages.

10 Reviews. Preview this book Page - Our notice of those portions of Polo's travels which deal with countries other than China must be very brief.

In Armenia he found petroleum, of which there was " a fountain whence rises oil in such abundance, that a /5(10). Concerning the Palace of the Great Kaan []. You must know that for three months of the year, to wit December, January, and February, the Great Kaan resides in the capital city of Cathay, which is called CAMBALUC, [and which is at the north-eastern extremity of the country].

Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user :   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Travels of Marco Polo — Volume 1 by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.

Marco Polo (c–January 8, ) was a Venetian merchant and explorer who followed in the footsteps of his father and uncle. His writings about China and the Mongol Empire in "The Travels of Marco Polo" had a significant impact on European beliefs about and behavior toward the East and inspired the travels of Christopher : Matt Rosenberg.