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The Travels of Marco Polo (the complete Yule-Cordier Edition)
     

The Travels of Marco Polo (the complete Yule-Cordier Edition)

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The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition, including the unabridged third edition (1903) of Henry Yule's annotated translation, as revised by Henri Cordier; together with Cordier's later volume of notes and addenda (1920). Both volumes in a single file. According to Wikipedia: "Books of the Marvels of the World (French: Livres des merveilles du monde) or Description

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The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition, including the unabridged third edition (1903) of Henry Yule's annotated translation, as revised by Henri Cordier; together with Cordier's later volume of notes and addenda (1920). Both volumes in a single file. According to Wikipedia: "Books of the Marvels of the World (French: Livres des merveilles du monde) or Description of the World (Divisament dou monde), also nicknamed Il Milione ("The Million") or Oriente Poliano and commonly called The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Marco Polo, describing the travels of the latter through Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia between 1271 and 1291. It was a very famous and popular book, even in the 14th century. The text claims that Marco Polo became an important figure at the court of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan. However, modern scholars debate how much of the account is accurate and some have questioned whether or not Marco Polo ever actually traveled to the court or was just repeating stories that he had heard from other travellers. The book was written in Old French by Rustichello da Pisa, a romance author of the time, who was reportedly working from accounts which he had heard from Marco Polo when they were imprisoned in Genoa having been captured while on a ship."

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ISBN-13:
9781455415915
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
09/03/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,196,545
File size:
4 MB

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The Travels of Marco Polo (the complete Yule-Cordier Edition) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very readable version of the Travels of Marco Polo, however, it is absolutely incredible that there were no maps included. This is a story of travels to many exotic places and even if the reader is familiar with the areas Polo traveled to, the story uses the names of places as used in the 13th century. The book would have gotten 5 stars with suitable maps.
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Arctonookie More than 1 year ago
I love my Nook, but sometimes you have to search for the correct version of a book if you want to enjoy it at its highest potential - sometimes the ePub is fine, but if you want the maps and pics, you have to go with the PDF version. WHile a lot of the old classics that are available from B7N have been scanned elsewhere using ancient OCR technology that just didn't cut it, sometimes you can find them scanned using a good OCR program or with just more dedication to quality. I have gotten a lot of wonderful free and not free books from B&N, but this one I had to have the maps for, so I went to another place dedicated to saving really old manuscripts and maps - a lot of their stuff is good, some not so good. Just as anywhere - caveat emptor! But I go EVERYWHERE with my Nook!
4470 More than 1 year ago
The book had wonderful details of everything you want to know about the travels of Marco Polo, some say that he was a guy in Venice, who made it all up in his head but yet, this wonderful book tells it all which no one could have known, unless you went there. It's pact with chapters, but no maps showing his travel points, but if you follow what going on, you will understand everything well. Great book getting into the story of what it was like in the Chinese middle ages unlike anything else.
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