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  • Author:
    Morris Rossabi,Marco Polo
  • ISBN:
    1402796307
  • ISBN13:
    978-1402796302
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    Sterling Signature; Illustrated, Reprint edition (November 6, 2012)
  • Pages:
    400 pages
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Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China.

Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China. Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China

Morris Rossabi is a historian and professor of China and Central Asia who teaches courses in Inner Asian and East Asian history at the City University of New York and Columbia University. He is also a contributor to several volumes of the Cambridge History of China. What a beautiful book. The kids are all over it! We have been studying China and Marco Polo's travels so I decided we had better get his book. One person found this helpful.

Book of the Marvels of the World (Italian: Il Milione, lit. "The Million", deriving from Polo's nickname "Emilione", or Oriente Poliano, lit. "Polian East"), in English commonly called The Travels of Marco Polo, i. . "Polian East"), 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 1271 and 1295, and his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan.

Marco Polo s book was not received with faith by his con temporaries. When we think of Marco Polo, it is of Kublai that we think; and, apart from the romantic wonder which surrounds him, he is a noble person, worth our contemplation

Marco Polo s book was not received with faith by his con temporaries. Travellers who see marvellous things, even in our own day (the name of Bruce will occur to everyone) are seldom believed by those who, having stayed at home, have all the consequences of their virtue. When Marco Polo came back from the East, a misty, unknown country, full of splendour and terrors, he could not tell the whole truth. He had to leave his tale half told lest he should lack believers. When we think of Marco Polo, it is of Kublai that we think; and, apart from the romantic wonder which surrounds him, he is a noble person, worth our contemplation. He is like a king in a romance.

Publisher: BOOK DEPOT, 2001.

ISBN 13: 9781435161771. Publisher: BOOK DEPOT, 2001. Morris Rossabi is a historian and professor of China and Central Asia who teaches courses in Inner Asian and East Asian history at the City University of New York and Columbia University.

When Marco Polo finally returned with his father and brother to Venice, the three men had a hard time speaking in.Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer known for the book The Travels of Marco Polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia.

When Marco Polo finally returned with his father and brother to Venice, the three men had a hard time speaking in their native tongue. Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from Europe to Asia from 1271 to 1295 and remaining in China for 17 of those years. Around 1292, he left China, acting as consort along the way to a Mongol princess who was being sent to Persia.

Morris Rossabi, Marco Polo. Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China.

Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time Morris Rossabi is a historian and professor of China and Central Asia who teaches courses in Inner Asian and East Asian history at the City University of New York an.

Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa.

The newest volume in Sterling Signature's successful Illustrated Edition series takes readers on a fascinating journey into a world once unknown. Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China. Now this stunningly illustrated volume, edited by renowned historian Morris Rossabi, offers the complete text of Polo's travelogue (in the respected Yule-Cordier translation), enhanced with more than 200 images--including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, and maps. Sidebars and dozens of informative footnotes combine to present Polo and his travels in a captivating new light.

Isha
Beautiful illustrations. Translation of old text is difficult reading at times. Vocabulary is dated but it lends authenticity. My only complaint is there is not an accompanying map showing the location of each of the places Polo visits so I can see where in China he is & to trace his journey as it takes place.
Bearus
I am so pleased with this purchase, I have been looking for a copy in as good condition as this book is.
The price was a steal, thank you.
The book is in excellent condition and I got it in a timely manner.
Skunk Black
This gorgeous volume contains such a wealth of historic and contemporary images of Marco Polo's China - the pictures truly are worth a thousand words each. The examples of classical Chinese art and objects, the paintings from Polo's era, the contemporary photos, the maps old and new give a rich and deep context to the account of Polo's travels. The translation does not break any new scholarly ground, but really doesn't need to - the book is a treat and a treasure all on its own. And it's a real bargain - what's not to love?
superstar
I am on a Genghis Khan kick right now, so this book is perfect. It is really well formatted. Lots of images and lots of great information, with actual writings of marco polo. Can't wait to read it!
Rocksmith
I love this book. It is beautifully illustrated with illuminations and other artifacts and artwork, predominantly from the 12th through the 16th century. The text is also beautifully presented, with red highlighting and a lovely font. It includes many useful maps. The translation makes for enjoyable reading, and I also enjoyed the introduction by Professor Rossabi. I already had the expensive Folio edition of this work, but I much prefer this one.
Mohn
Beautiful coffee table book. Lots of information on lots of pages.
inetserfer
What a treat to read Marco Polo's description of his travels in his own words instead of someone else's interpretation of his words! The book is beautifully done with a combination of illuminations from Polo's original book and modern photos and asides by the current day editors. I treasure my copy.
Very nice book, decorative, informative. I purchased for my mother who was giving to my son. She said it was very good quality and a beautiful book.