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Marco Polo"s Asia

Leonardo Olschki

Marco Polo"s Asia

an introduction to his "Description of the world" called "Il milione."

by Leonardo Olschki

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Asia
    • Subjects:
    • Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?,
    • Asia -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      StatementTranslated from the Italian by John A. Scott, and rev. by the author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS6 .O373
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 459 p.
      Number of Pages459
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5796222M
      LC Control Number60008315
      OCLC/WorldCa397577

      Marco Polo was a thirteenth-century Venetian explorer, arguably the world’s most well-traveled explorer, and The Travels of Marco Polo chronicles his journey through Asia as a special envoy to.   Can one book really change the world? A handwritten manuscript by Marco Polo in did. Polo, son of a wealthy Italian merchant, wrote about his incredible experiences traveling to China with his father and uncle on a trade expedition, and also about his adventures as an envoy of Kublai Khan, the ruler of most of China. Polo's book became a bestseller in Europe in the fourteenth century.

        As Europe disappears, Asia coheres. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of states weakens and older, imperial legacies – Russian, Chinese, Iranian, Turkish – become paramount. Please join the Simon Chair's Reconnecting Asia Project for a conversation with Robert D. Kaplan about his new book, The .   Marco Polo claimed to travel from Italy to China across central Asia, returning over the South China Sea and Indian Ocean. To Kaplan, this journey encompassed the great Eurasian land mass whose faded empires (Turkey, Iran), rising imperial powers (Russia, China), and failed states (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, etc.) have replaced Europe.

        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 did not write half of what I saw, for I. Marco Polo was a very important influence for his country. Marco Polo was born in was born in Venice, Italy in Marco Polo was a influence for exploring for Europe. Marco Polo had sailed for Italy. He had many positive effects on Europe and had inspired many explorers. He explored Asia from to


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Marco Polo"s Asia by Leonardo Olschki Download PDF EPUB FB2

Marco Marco Polos Asia book, Venetian merchant and adventurer who traveled from Europe to Asia in –95, remaining in China for 17 of those years. His account of those travels, known in English as the Travels of Marco Polo, is a classic.

The wealth of new geographic information recorded by Polo was widely used by European navigators. Book of the Marvels of the World (Italian: Il Milione, lit."The Million", deriving from Polo's nickname "Emilione"), in English commonly called The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Italian explorer Marco Polo, describing Polo's travels through Asia between andand his experiences at the court of Kublai y: Republic of Venice.

Marco Polo () was a Venetian merchant believed to have journeyed across Asia at the height of the Mongol Empire. He first set out at.

Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer known for the book The Travels of Marco Polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia. Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from. The account of Marco Polo's extensive journey through Asia was written by Rustichello of Pisa, who was a romance writer that Marco Polo met in jail.

This book, "The. Marco Polo - Marco Polo - Sojourn in China: For the next 16 or 17 years the Polos lived in the emperor’s dominions, which included, among other places, Cathay (now North China) and Mangi, or “Manzi” (now South China).

They may have moved with the court from Shangdu, to the winter residence, Dadu, or “Taidu” (modern Beijing). Unfortunately, because Marco’s book Il milione is only. Marco Polo changed the world by writing a book about his travels from Venice to the court of Kublai Khan in Marco Polos Asia book.

His account of his journeys inspired other adventurers, such as the explorer Christopher Columbus, who always carried a copy of Polo's book. Maps he brought back helped to develop European cartography, and he introduced Europe to. Born in the Republic of Venice inMarco Polo was a trader, traveler, and adventurer, who (probably*) journeyed to Central Asia and.

Introduction Marco Polo was a merchant in Venice before he became the famous explorer we know today. At 17, he left Venice with his father and uncle. They traveled the Silk Road to China where he met the great ruler Kublai Khan.

Marco traveled much of China. The Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century - Kindle edition by Kaplan, Robert D.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century.4/5(57).

About the Author ROBERT D. KAPLAN is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, originally joining the Center in March He is the bestselling author of fifteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Asia’s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, Balkan Ghosts, and Eastward to Size: KB.

Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant born inwho is famous for being the first European to travel across Asia and record his travels (not the first European to travel across Asia). His uncle, Maffeo, and his father, Niccolo, were wealthy jewel merchants that travelled back and forth from Venice to Asia.

The reader for Bergreen's book on Marco Polo, Paul Boehmer, was OK, but 4 stars at best. All of this being said, Bergreen's book is informative and I learned a lot from it.

It's just that the story isn't delivered in a 5-star, knock-your-socks-off by: Marco Polo's Account of Dinosaurs. Marco Polo was a trader and explorer who spent over 20 years traveling through out Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia. It was his journey which ultimately inspired other men like Christopher Columbus to explore the world.

His travels took place from around Biography: Marco Polo was a merchant and explorer who traveled throughout the Far East and China for much of his life. His stories were the basis for what much of Europe knew about Ancient China for many years.

He lived from to Where did he grow up. Marco was born in Venice, Italy in   Information from the Travels was useful in improving maps of East Asia, which fed trade relations.

Marco Polo’s work also inspired travelers to retrace his steps to. Marco Polo did not return to Asia again. He entered the service of Venice in its war against the rival city-state of Genoa. In Marco served as a gentleman-commander of a ship in the Venetian navy.

In September he was captured and imprisoned in Genoa. The Italian Marco Polo is probably the world’s most famous traveler and one of the world’s first travel writers. The famous Venetian is believed to have left Venice at age 17 to embark on a year journey through the Persian Gulf and Asia, spending much of this time in China in the court of the great Mongol emperor Kublai Khan.

Polo’s book, Description of the World, offered one of the. Written in the 13 th century, The Travels of Marco Polo details Italian explorer Marco Polo’s movements through Asia between and The book was co-written by Rustichello da Pisa, an Italian writer who met Polo while the two were in prison in Genoa, Italy.

The text is comprised of a prologue and four subsequent books. Marco Polo's trek was a monumental stepping stone to the progression of the industrial eras and national growth of many nations around the world, both inside and outside of Europe and Asia.

Sources. Bearcat. "Marco Polo." Rev. of Marco Polo. Web log post. Travel Studies. Travel Studies, 11 Feb. Marco joined the war but was captured in and put in prison. He spent his time telling his cellmate all about his travels.

This friend wrote them down, along with some of his own stories. The resulting book, The Travels of Marco Polo, soon spread across the continent. Marco was released in and became a successful merchant in Venice.Marco Polo is a merchant from the Italian City-State of Venice.

Marco Polo wrote a fascinating book about his travels in China and other parts of Asia in the late 13th century. The book helped Europeans to learn about Asian peoples and goods. Interested in getting goods directly from China, Marco Polo traveled along the Silk Road in Follows mile journey of Marco Polo () from Italy through the Middle East and Central Asia to China and the court of Khubilai Khan.

• Marco Polo and His Travels [The Silk Road Foundation] A short account describing Marco Polo's journey and the merits of his account, with several illustrations and a map.