Marco Polo's Silk Road: The Art of the Journey - An Italian at the Court of Kublai Khan

Marco Polo's Silk Road: The Art of the Journey - An Italian at the Court of Kublai Khan

by Watkins
     
 

In the late 1290s, an imprisoned Venetian merchant dictated an account of his amazing adventures in China. That book, The Travels of Marco Polo, was an instant success. Though scholars once derided Polo's tale, today's historians accept it as accurate. The original manuscripts are long lost, but now, for the first time, a modernized hybrid edition has been

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In the late 1290s, an imprisoned Venetian merchant dictated an account of his amazing adventures in China. That book, The Travels of Marco Polo, was an instant success. Though scholars once derided Polo's tale, today's historians accept it as accurate. The original manuscripts are long lost, but now, for the first time, a modernized hybrid edition has been compiled from translations by William Marsden and Henry Yule. Comprising nearly 150 chapters, this superbly illustrated, silk-bound abridgement of this seminal work is a treasure worthy of its subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780280158
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
The Art of Wisdom Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,207,992
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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