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Marco Polo and the medieval explorers

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Published by Chelsea House Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China,
  • Italy
    • Subjects:
    • Polo, Marco, 1254-1323? -- Travel -- Juvenile literature,
    • Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?,
    • Voyages and travels -- Juvenile literature,
    • Explorers -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
    • Geography, Medieval -- Juvenile literature,
    • Travel, Medieval -- Juvenile literature,
    • Explorers,
    • Voyages and travels,
    • China -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature

    • About the Edition

      Examines the life and travels of the medieval explorer.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-106) and index.

      StatementRebecca Stefoff.
      GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
      SeriesWorld explorers
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsG370.P9 S74 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination111 p. :
      Number of Pages111
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1536020M
      ISBN 100791012948, 079101519X
      LC Control Number91014049

      Trading was mostly between cities or small sections of the route and products would slowly make their way from one end to the other trading hands several times. Seal of the Mongol ruler Ghazan in a letter to Pope Boniface VIIIwith an inscription in Chinese seal script Explaining omissions Skeptics have long wondered if Marco Polo wrote his book based on hearsay, with some pointing to omissions about noteworthy practices and structures of China as well as the lack of details on some places in his book. Kublai quizzed them on European affairs and decided to send them on a goodwill mission to the pope. Marco Polo. While the Italian missionary Odoric of Pordenone who visited Yuan China mentioned footbinding it is however unclear whether he was merely relaying something he had heard as his description is inaccurate[] no other foreign visitors to Yuan China mentioned the practice, perhaps an indication that the footbinding was not widespread or was not practiced in an extreme form at that time.

      It is believed that Columbus read Polo's description of Southeast Asia which he thought he reached when he discovered Haiti and Cuba. He met a lot of different types of people and had many adventures. London: Faber and Faber, The Muslim traveler Ibn Battutawho asked about the wall when he visited China during the Yuan dynasty, could find no one who had either seen it or knew of anyone who had seen it, suggesting that while ruins of the wall constructed in the earlier periods might have existed, they were not significant or noteworthy at that time.

      During these visits he learned about different cultures, foods, cities, and peoples. His father was a wealthy merchant who often went on trading journeys to distant lands. When Polo was on his deathbed invisitors urged him to admit the book was fiction, to which he famously proclaimed, "I have not told half of what I saw. Khan recognized his talents … Polo was devoted to serving the Emperor. At length, on order to show that they were the men that they declared themselves to be, they gave a dinner to all their relations and old friends. One of his fellow-prisoners was a skilful penman and Marco Polo dictated to him an account of his experiences in China, Japan, and other Eastern countries.


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Marco Polo and the medieval explorers by Rebecca Stefoff Download PDF Ebook

For example, he wrote about the death of a Khan in a northern region of China. A sophisticated culture outside the reaches of the Vatican seemed unfathomable, and yet that's exactly what the Polo brothers described to confounded Venetians when they arrived home.

Through it all, Marco Polo marveled at China's cultural customs, great wealth and complex social structure.

While most modern historians still believe the bulk of his book to be factual, others have dismissed it as an outright fabrication and claim that Polo never even made it to China. The assignment represented Kublai Khan's way of releasing them from their obligations to him.

Polo would later mention the fictional monarch in his book, and Marco Polo and the medieval explorers book described him as having fought a great battle against the Mongol ruler Genghis Kahn. For several years he was governor of a great Chinese city. Little is known of Marco Polo's life after his return to Venice.

Upon reaching China, Marco Polo entered the court of powerful Mongol ruler Kublai Khan, who dispatched him on trips to help administer the realm. Their decision was not one that pleased Khan, who'd Marco Polo and the medieval explorers book to depend on the men. Just a few years after returning to Venice from China, Polo commanded a ship in a war against the rival city of Genoa.

But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! It consists entirely of mountains and sands and valleys. After twenty years of traveling, Marco, along with his father and uncle, decided to head home to Venice. Marco Polo reports that he was moved to Hangzhou the following year, in Many of the place names he gives in the narrative have now been identified.

Readers had some reason to be skeptical: Polo and his ghostwriter, Rustichello, were prone to exaggeration and flights of fancy. Khan's Empire, the largest the world had ever seen, was largely a mystery to those living within the borders of the Holy Roman Empire.

Latham works several texts together to make a readable whole. A few months before Marco Polo was born inhis father Niccolo and uncle Maffeo left Italy on a trading excursion to Asia.

Almost years later, Christopher Columbus read Marco Polo's book. Phillips and Phillips implied that when Columbus first encountered the Indians, it is not as Marco Polo described Asia to look like. Portugal was the leader of ocean navigation during this time and this was a perfect place for Columbus.

They became worried about returning home safely, believing that if Kublai died, his enemies might turn against them because of their close involvement with the ruler. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, They expanded long-distance trade and people began to expect accessibility to the foreign goods they brought.

He met a lot of different types of people and had many adventures. When did he first travel to China? His stories were the basis for what much of Europe knew about Ancient China for many years. The book made Polo a celebrity. He may also have recounted stories he heard from other travelers.

So when the two Venetian merchants again appeared in Peking, Kublai Khan was glad to see them. But few readers allowed themselves to believe Polo's tale. For his part, Marco never admitted to a single lie.

There is no evidence outside his famous book that he traveled so far east.Looking for Marco Polo by Alan Armstrong and a great selection of related books, Marco Polo and the Medieval Explorers (World Explorers) Stefoff, Rebecca.

Published by This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover.

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Seller Inventory. 32 pages: 27 cm "Presents an overview of Marco Polo's life as well as his influence on history and the world"--Title page verso Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index. The author of more than 40 nonfiction books for young adults focuses on the busy period of political and commercial interchange between Asia and Europe from to A.D.

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Beginning with Marco Polo's famous meeting with Kublai Khan, Stefoff summarizes the growth of the Mongolian Empire and the increasing contact with Europe that began in the fourth century galisend.com: Rebecca Stefoff.The Pdf and Accomplishments of Marco Polo Essay - One of the world’s greatest explorers was Marco Polo.

Pdf Marco Polo and the medieval explorers book his travels to China, the book he wrote about his expeditions, The Travels of Marco Polo, and his sharing of Asian spices, marked him as a great influence in the 13th century and beyond.A sparkling new translation of one of the greatest download pdf books ever written: Marco Polo's seminal account of his journeys in the east, in a collectible clothbound edition.

Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions.3/5(13).Dec 03,  · Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer known ebook the book The Travels of Marco Polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia.

Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from.