Marco Polo Books of the Marvels of the World" or "Description of the World" (Divisament dou monde), also nicknamed "Il Milione" ("The Million") or "Oriente Poliano", but 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's been a very famous and popular book since the 14th century, creating the image of Marco Polo as the icon of the bold traveller. Presenting Marco Polo as an important figure at the court of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan, 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.
Marco Polo, Milton Rugoff & Howard Mittelmark His journey through the East began in 1271—when, still a teenager, he set out of Venice and found himself traversing the most exotic countries. His acceptance into the court of the great emperor Kublai Khan, and his service to the vast and dazzling Mongol empire, led him to places as far away as Tibet and Burma, lands rich with gems and gold and silk, but virtually unknown to Europeans.
Later, as a prisoner of war, Marco Polo would record the details of his remarkable travels across harsh deserts, great mountain ranges, and dangerous seas, as well as of his encounters with beasts and birds, plants and people. His amazing chronicle is both fascinating and awe-inspiring—and still serves as the most vivid depiction of the mysterious East in the Middle Ages.
Edited and with an Introduction by Milton Rugoff and an Afterword by Howard Mittelmark
Marco Polo & Nigel Cliff A sparkling new translation of one of the greatest travel 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 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. His account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown East and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time.
For this edition - the first completely new English translation of the Travels in over fifty years - Nigel Cliff has gone back to the original manuscript sources to produce a fresh, authoritative new version. The volume also contains invaluable editorial materials, including an introduction describing the world as it stood on the eve of Polo's departure, and examining the fantastical notions the West had developed of the East.
Marco Polo was born in 1254, joining his father on a journey to China in 1271. He spent the next twenty years travelling in the service of Kublai Khan. There is evidence that Marco travelled extensively in the Mongol Empire and it is fairly certain he visited India. He wrote his famous Travels whilst a prisoner in Genoa.
Nigel Cliff was previously a theatre and film critic for The Times and a regular writer for The Economist, among other publications, and now writes historical nonfiction books. His first book, The Shakespeare Riots, was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Washington-based National Award for Arts Writing. His second book, The Last Crusade: Vasco da Gama and the Birth of the Modern World appeared in 2011 and was shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.
Marco Polo En el año de 1298, Marco Polo cae preso y es encarcelado por los genoveses. Allí, para sobreponerse al tedio y el infortunio, decide dictar los recuerdos de sus andanzas a un compañero de celda, Rustichello de Pisa. Tal vez por tratarse de un portentoso esfuerzo de memoria, debido a lo detallado que resultará después el libro, Marco Polo advierte y asegura constantemente al lector que todo lo que cuenta y describe es verdadero [...] Recuerden los lectores de este Libro al viento que Marco Polo sólo quiso que lo relatado fuera verdadero, pero como afirmó alguien en El Quijote “la mentira es mejor cuando más parece verdadera”.
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Marco Polo The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition, with almost two hundred illustrations.
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The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Marco Polo when they where emprisoned together in Genoa, describing Polo's travels through Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia between 1276 and 1291 and his experiences became at the court of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan.
The Travels is divided into four books. Book One describes the lands of the Middle East and Central Asia that Marco encountered on his way to China. Book Two describes China and the court of Kublai Khan. Book Three describes some of the coastal regions of the East: Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, and the east coast of Africa. Finally, Book Four describes some of the recent wars among the Mongols and some of the regions of the far north, like Russia.
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Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, De Soto & Francis Vasques de Coronado Now you can study the Discovery and Exploration of America from first-hand perspective. This essential collection includes 39 primary source accounts from pre 1000 AD to 1562. No source is better than the original. It is untainted and tells the history as it happened.
*This collections includes 39 First-hand Accounts:
• Pre-Columbian Voyages
• The Men from Asia and from Norway
• Other Pre-Columbian Voyages
• The Voyages of the Norsemen
• The Voyages to Vinland
• The Travels of Marco Polo
• Marco Polo's Account of Japan and Java
• Prologue to the Book of Ser Marco Polo
• Early Life of Columbus
• Letters From Toscanelli Approving Columbus' Project
• The Journal of Columbus
• Columbus in Spain
• The Discovery by Columbus (Columbus)
• The Discovery by Columbus (Irving)
• The Discovery of America
• The Letter of Columbus to Luis De Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery
• Reception of Columbus in Spain
• Papal Bull Dividing the New World
• The Discovery of the Mainland by the Cabots
• Peter Martyr's Account
• The Voyages of the Cabots
• John Cabot's Discovery of North America
• Amerigo Vespucci's Account of His First Voyage
• Fourth and Last Voyage of Columbus
• The Death of Columbus
• The Naming of America
• Balboa Discovers the Pacific
• The Discovery of Florida by Ponce de Leon
• Ponce de Leon in Florida
• The Origin of Negro Slavery in America
• The Voyage of Magellan to the Pacific
• Verrazzano's Voyage
• Cartier's Exploration of the St. Lawrence
• Cartier Discovers the St. Lawrence
• De Vaca's Journey to New Mexico
• Searches for The Seven Cities of Cibola
• Coronado's Wanderings
• De Soto's Discovery of the Mississippi
• Death of De Soto
Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, Jules Verne, Félix María Samaniego, Mary Shelley, Jean de La Fontaine, Claudio Collodi, Charles Dickens, Jonathan Swift, Charles Perrault & Marco Polo 30 de los mejores cuentos infantiles de siempre, auténticos clásicos que todo niño debe conocer, pensados para leer en voz alta o en casa. Los cuentos incluidos son los siguientes:
Piel de asno (Charles Perrault)
El gato con botas (Charles Perrault)
Pulgarcito (Charles Perrault)
Los tres cerditos (Anónimo)
Rumpelstilzchen (la hija del molinero) (Hermanos Grimm)
Los músicos de Brema (Hermanos Grimm)
La cigarra y la hormiga (Félix María Samaniego)
La gallina de los huevos de oro (Jean de la Fontaine)
El rey Midas (Mary Shelley)
La sirenita (Hans Christian Andersen)
El traje del emperador (Hans Christian Andersen)
El soldadito de plomo (Hans Christian Andersen)
Pinocho (Claudio Collodi)
El patito feo (Hans Christian Andersen)
Alicia en el país de las maravillas (Lewis Carroll)
La Cenicienta (Charles Perrault)
Caperucita roja (Hermanos Grimm)
Hansel y Gretel (Hermanos Grimm)
El flautista de Hamelin (Hermanos Grimm)
La bella durmiente (Charles Perrault)
Alí Babá (Anónimo)
Cuento de navidad (Charles Dickens)
Gulliver en Liliput (Jonathan Swift)
Rapunzel (Hermanos Grimm)
Simbad el marino (Anónimo)
Robin Hood (Howard Pyle)
Viaje al centro de la tierra (Julio Verne)
20.000 leguas de viaje submarino (Julio Verne)
Dos años de vacaciones (Julio Verne)
La vuelta al mundo en ochenta días (Julio Verne)
Los viajes de Marco Polo (Marco Polo)
Marco Polo, Jason Goodwin, Manuel Komroff & William Marsden Marco Polo’s account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands, and recorded customs, natural history, strange sights, historical legends, and much more. From the dazzling courts of Kublai Khan to the perilous deserts of Persia, no book contains a richer magazine of marvels than the Travels.
This edition, selected and edited by the great scholar Manuel Komroff, also features the classic and stylistically brilliant Marsden translation, revised and corrected, as well as Komroff’s Introduction to the 1926 edition.
Marco Polo The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition, with almost two hundred illustrations. Marco Polo almost the first European man to reach the wonderful world of East Asia.
The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Marco Polo when they where emprisoned together in Genoa, describing Polo's travels through Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia between 1276 and 1291 and his experiences became at the court of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan. The Travels is divided into four books.
Book One describes the lands of the Middle East and Central Asia that Marco encountered on his way to China. Book Two describes China and the court of Kublai Khan. Book Three describes some of the coastal regions of the East: Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, and the east coast of Africa. Finally, Book Four describes some of the recent wars among the Mongols and some of the regions of the far north, like Russia.
Marco Polo & Susaeta ediciones Edición juvenil con ilustraciones versionada para Susaeta. Marco Polo es uno de los personajes más interesantes de la Edad Media. Nació en 1254, en el seno de una familia de mercaderes de origen dálmata establecida en Venecia dos siglos antes. Su padre y su tío emprendieron un viaje por Oriente que duró una década. A la vuelta de su viaje, referirían la geografía, las costumbres y cuanto habían observado en aquellas remotas regiones. En 1271, Marco Polo, su tío y su padre emprendieron un viaje más ambicioso que el anterior. Marco visitó Armenia y Persia, cruzó el desierto del Gobi, residió en India y fue un alto funcionario del Gran Khan en Mongolia. Tras su regreso a Venecia, compendió todas sus aventuras en un libro llamado Las maravillas del Mundo.