978-1-85326-473-3 / 9781853264733

The Travels of Marco Polo (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) (Wadsworth Classics of World Literature)


Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 1997 08 Pages: 320 Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd. Translated by William Marsden (from the Italian of Giambattista Ramusio's printed edition of 1553) This Wordsworth Edition includes an exclusive Introduction by to Benjamin Colbert.Marco Polo (1254 - 1329) has achieved an almost archetypal status as a traveller. and his Travels is one of the first great travel books of Western literature. outside the ancient world. The Travels recounts Polo's journey to the eastern court of Kublai Khan. the chieftain of the Mongol empire which covered the Asian continent. but which was almost unknown to Polo's contemporaries. Encompassing a twenty-four year period from 1721. Polo's account details his travels in the service of the empire. from Beijing to northern India and ends with the remarkable story of Polo's return voyage from the Chinese port o...

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