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This title introduces readers to Marco Polo, the great explorer who was the first European to explore China. .list-item-image{height:3.5rem;width:3.5rem}.list-profile-image{height:3.5rem;width:3.5rem;overflow:hidden;border-radius:50%}.atwl-list-name{display:inline-block;max-width:13.5rem;white-space:nowrap;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;padding-left:3%}.atwl-list-name-expand{display:inline-block;white-space:nowrap;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;padding-left:5px}.list-profile-image-column{vertical-align:baseline!important}.atwl-privacy{padding-left:.5rem;position:relative;display:inline-block;bottom:.5rem}#heart-background{background-color:#fff;opacity:.95;margin-bottom:.5rem;margin-left:.5rem;width:3.3rem;height:3.3rem;border-radius:3.3rem}.list-heart-sprite{float:left;display:inline-block;max-width:3rem}.list-heart{z-index:95;position:absolute;left:0;bottom:0;padding:1rem}.text-dark-sky-color{color:#00464F}#heart-list-name{color:#00464F;border-bottom:solid 2px #82D8E2;line-height:2.5rem}.heart-dropdown{margin-left:1rem;display:inline-block}.list-heart-underline{border-bottom:solid 2px #82D8E2}#heart-added-toast-contents,#heart-removed-toast-contents{float:left;padding-bottom:1rem;margin-left:4rem;display:inline-flex}.heart-toast-text{overflow:hidden;display:inline-block;text-overflow:ellipsis;white-space:nowrap}#heart,#heart-background,#unheart{position:absolute;left:0;bottom:0}.list-heart-sprite-simple{background-size:4.3rem 4.3rem;background-position:0rem 1.7rem;background-repeat:no-repeat;display:inline-block;position:absolute;left:0;bottom:0;max-width:6rem!important}.list-heart-simple{position:absolute;left:0;bottom:0}.list-heart .list-heart-state-saved{background-image:url(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/G/01/wishlist/heart_saved_mob_2x._CB454125771_.png);width:6rem;height:6rem}.list-heart .list-heart-state-save{background-image:url(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/G/01/wishlist/heart_save_mob_2x._CB464597060_.png);width:6rem;height:6rem}.heart-notification{background-color:#464646;position:fixed;left:0;bottom:-15%;z-index:9999;width:100%;height:4.5rem;font-size:1.2rem}.heart-notification-text{color:#fff;font-size:1.2rem;white-space:nowrap;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;display:inline-block;max-width:100%} In the absence of standard exchange rates, the many types of coins in use created a nightmare of conversion. #WLNEW_section_wlType .a-box{min-height:115px}#WLNEW_section_wlType .type-radio-contents{margin-left:0}#WLNEW_section_wlType .a-icon-radio{vertical-align:top;margin-right:5px;margin-left:-5px}#WLNEW_occ_month{margin-right:10px}.privacy_buttons_margin{margin-left:0!important;margin-bottom:5px!important}.fix-width-x-large{width:293px!important}.fix-width-large{width:150px!important}.atwl-create-content-section-mobile #WLNEW_section_wlType .a-box{min-height:70px}.atwl-create-content-section-mobile #WLNEW_section_wlType .a-radio{padding:0 0 0 3rem}.atwl-create-content-section-mobile #WLNEW_section_wlType .type-radio-contents{padding-bottom:2px}.atwl-create-content-section-mobile #WLNEW_section_wlName .a-button-toggle-group{text-align:left}.atwl-create-content-section-mobile #WLNEW_section_wlName .privacy_buttons_margin{margin:0}.atwl-create-content-section-mobile #WLNEW_section_wlName .a-button-toggle{margin:0 1rem 0 0}.atwl-create-content-section-mobile #WLNEW_section_ideaList textarea{border:2px solid #AAB7B8} It also passed the first banking laws in Europe to regulate the nascent banking industry. Since its publication, many have viewed the book with skepticism. So I bought this. Entertainment Weekly. This tongue, like other Romance languages, was based on Latin, and it incorporated vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation from other languages-some German and Spanish (in the form of the Castilian It is likely that in Marco Polo's day, a wide variety of small craft, including sailboats, rowboats, and galleys, jostled one another in the city's winding canals. "The Travels of Marco Polo," as Marco Polo's story is now generally known, had a significant impact on subsequent exploration. #wow-twister-spinner { Marco Polo emerges as being curious and tolerant, and devoted to Kublai Khan and the dynasty that he served for two decades. The narrow streets and passageways, some barely shoulder-width, took bewildering twists and turns until, without warning, they opened to the broad expanse of the Grand Canal, which divided one-half of the city from the other before running into the lagoon and, beyond that, the expanses of the Adriatic Sea. I did not know the role that Marco Polo’s book played in the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. . . It is an excellent compilation of all he wrote, but it sure gets boring after a while. AmazonUIPageJS : P).load.js('https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yIlou8zgL.js?AUIClients/DetailPageAllOffersDisplayAssets&004rY0Vc#mobile.language-en.315290-T1.315331-T1.252279-T1.323159-T2.309776-T1.271591-T1'); Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids. AmazonUIPageJS : P).when('atf').execute(function(){ by Laurence Bergreen 448pp, Quercus, £19.99. Here was a wonderful change to transport the reader back to the time of Polo and Kubla Kahn and made me want to read more. Here was a wonderful change to transport the reader back to the time of Polo and Kubla Kahn and made me want to read more. Certainly demonstrates the importance of Marco Polo in terms of introducing the mysterious east to the west. 7–20 from, Maria Bellonci, "Nota introduttiva", Il Milione di Marco Polo, Milano, Oscar Mondadori, 2003, p. XI, [Rinaldo Fulin, Archivio Veneto, 1924, p. 255], "1274: Promulgation of a Crusade, in liaison with the Mongols", Jean Richard, "Histoire des Croisades", p.502/French, p. 487/English, The exhibition in Venice celebrating the seven hundredth anniversary of Polo's birth, "scritti gia piu di dugento anni (a mio giudico). (window.AmazonUIPageJS ? Across Europe, political power, formerly scattered among disorganized and crumbling empires reaching back to Roman times, had coalesced in well-armed and well-organized city-states, such as Venice. Book Four describes some of the then-recent wars among the Mongols and some of the regions of the far north, like Russia. Exceptionally narrated and written with a discerning eye for detail, Marco Polo is as riveting as the life it describes. The first English translation is the Elizabethan version by John Frampton published in 1579, The most noble and famous travels of Marco Polo, based on Santaella's Castilian translation of 1503 (the first version in that language). The story of Marco Polo is indeed an extraordinary one and is well told in this very readable book by the author of Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, the first book I read by this author (and the better of the two). 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