Marco Polo ... and after

a brief survey of Itaian travel and exploration in South East Asia, New Guinea and Australia by Antonio Giordano

Publisher: The Author in Adelaide

Written in English
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  • Travelers -- Italy,
  • Southeast Asia -- Discovery and exploration -- Italian,
  • New Guinea -- Discovery and exploration -- Italian,
  • Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Italian

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 108.

StatementAntonio Giordano.
LC ClassificationsG272 G56
The Physical Object
Pagination108 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19025837M

Happily ever after, with Marco Polo. Six months later, the two were engaged. After paving the way for romance, Marco Polo remains a major part of their daily lives. Carol, a master party planner, used the app to help orchestrate their January . After all, Polo's book has ornamented libraries the world over for centuries and is regarded, despite its flaws, as one of the world's greatest travel accounts. Wood had taken on a global icon. China: Marco Polo can be used as a means to teach the achievements of the Yuan dynasty and the Mongols’ impact on world history. The Crusades: Marco Polo’s routes were altered due to cities and regions being controlled by Muslims. He interacts with Muslims a multitude of times. The Travels of Marco Polo is the classic account of Marco Polo's journey to China from Venice, and his discoveries as an emissary to the great Kublai Khan. Polo explores everywhere from Baghdad, Armenia and Russia to the Caspian Sea, the Gobi Desert and the small fishing villages of China, describing the geography, architecture and customs of these exotic places.

  Marco Polo dictated his stories to his cellmate, Rustichello da Pisa, but the text was then translated by Dominican friars into Latin, paving the way to .   Mapping the Modern Worls Using information given by Marco Polo in his Travels, Venetian monk Fra Mauro created this map of the world around , more than a century after Marco Polo’s works had. Engaging commentary on far places, as Jean Shor, major league traveler, recounts her journey in Marco Polo's footsteps with a spirit keenly attuned to that of the man who went ""hunting with a hungry heart"". In flashbacks she gives a run through of her earlier excursions,- to Europe as a carefree tourist, in wartime as a Red Cross doughnut pusher, to China for UNRRA where .

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Marco Polo (/ ˈ m ɑːr k oʊ ˈ p oʊ l oʊ / (), Venetian: [ˈmaɾko ˈpolo], Italian: [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo], – January 8–9, ) was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between and His travels are recorded in The Travels of Marco Polo (also known as Book of the Marvels of the World and Il Milione, c.

), a book that Known for: The Travels of Marco Polo. Marco Polo was born around into a prosperous merchant family in the Italian city-state of Venice. Marco Polo. and after book father, Niccolò, and his uncle Maffeo had left. This is a wonderful book--well written, descriptive, interesting and intelligent.

Yes, it was published inbut it holds up well as an absorbing Marco Polo. and after book to the travails of the political messes in the four main countries where following Marco Polo's trail was most difficult: Iran, Afganistan, Pakistan and China/5.

Marco Polo’s stories about his travels in Asia were published as a book called The Description of the World, later known as The Travels of Marco Polo.

Just a few years after returning to Venice. 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 Country: Republic of Venice.

Marco Polo, 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.

After You, Marco Polo Paperback – Septem by Jean Bowie Shor (Author) out of 5 stars 15 ratings. See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — Cited by: 1. After You, Marco Polo From Venice to Peiping Across High Asia, an Adventurous American Couple Follows a Dangerous Trail Seven Centuries Old Shor, Jean Bowie Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York ().

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 and the east, and his stories were written into a popular book.

Marco Polo described the strange currency in his book, facetiously describing Kublai Khan as an alchemist who could transform mulberry trees into money, instead of base metals into gold. Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai 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.4/4(). After returning to Venice, Marco was captured in battle and imprisoned in Genoa.

There he met another prisoner named Rustichello who was a writer. Rustichello helped Marco compose a book about his travels called "Description of the World," also known as "The Travels of Marco Polo.". pages. Great biography. I enjoyed learning all about Marco Polo. The book was well-written and contained additional information on topics such as If you lived in Europe at the time of Marco Polo, to China by land and sea, the silk secret, Genghis Kahn, If you were Mongolian at the time of Marco Polo, sera battles and Gutenbergs new printing press/5.

Three years after returning to Venice, Marco Polo commanded a galley in a war against Genoa, one of Venice’s rivals. During one of the battles, he was captured. While in prison, he met Rustichello da Pisa, a talented writer of romances who Author: Dhwty. InKublai Khan agreed to let Marco Polo, his father and uncle return home, after they convoyed a Mongolian princess Kokachin to marry a Persian king.

Inthey finally reached Venice by sea via the Black Sea and Constantinople. The information about China and some Asian states they brought back, aroused great interest among the Venetians.

Marco was put under arrest. While he was under arrest, Marco told detailed stories of his journeys to a writer named Rustichello who wrote them all down in a book called The Travels of Marco Polo.

The Travels of Marco Polo became a very popular book. It was translated into multiple languages and read throughout Europe. After the fall of Kublai. Marco Polo earned the nickname Marco il Milione, suggesting that Marco was a man who invented a million stories.

Little is known about Marco Polo’s life after the release of the book other than that he was married and had three daughters and likely continued in the mercantile business in Venice.

A combination of Marco Polo's gift of observation and the writing style of Rusticiano emerged in the final version of Marco Polo's travels. The book included Polo's personal remembrances as well as stories related to him by others.

Marco Polo famously replied, “I have not told half of what I saw.” when he was on his deathbed (in ), when some visitors were trying to convince him to tell them the truth about his book. Throughout the years, historians and researchers have been able to verify quite a bit of what was recorded in Marco Polo's book.

Marco Polo was born in and died on January 8, He was an Italian trader and was one of the first Europeans to explore Central Asia and East other explorers, including Christopher Columbus, looked up to could speak four languages.

Marco Polo was known for the book, Travels of Marco Polo, where he talked about Asia. "The travels of marco polo" After Marco Polo's 24 year long journey to China with Niccolo, and his Uncle, Marco went into the Battle of Curzola.

A war between Genoa and Venice, a battle that was fought by Galleys: big wooden ships that could be rowed with oars or powered by the wind. Marco Polo Builders was founded by Marko and Katica Pavicic in after they immigrated to America from Croatia.

Marko worked in construction in France and Italy, and marveled at the intricacies and craftsmanship of European architecture; however, the greater marvel was a pursuit of American ideals in a nation of possibilities. It was only when prompted by Rustichello that Marco Polo dictated the story of his travels, known in his time as The Description of the World or The Travels of Marco Polo.

His account of the wealth of Cathay (China), the might of the Mongol empire, and the exotic customs of India and Africa made his book the bestseller soon after. only ten or eleven years before Marco arrived and the splendour and pomp of his court was already at its height.

With the downfall of the degenerate Sung dynasty, after fifty years of wars, the Mongols became lords of the East. The deciding battle was fought a year after Marco Polo's arrival in China.

But "China is a sea that salts all riversFile Size: 2MB. During the Middle Ages the Italian merchant Marco Polo spent many years in China.

He wrote a famous book about his experiences. The book helped Europeans to. When the illustrations are completed, choose a student (one with very good handwriting) to write the title ("The Life of Marco Polo" or something similar) at the beginning of the mural. Activity 2.

Marco Polo's Book. Three years after Marco had returned home, he was involved in a war between his city, Venice, and its trading rival, Genoa. At the age of 46 Marco Polo got married and began having children.

He had three daughters. Marco becomes famous When a book of his stories reached people around Europe, the fame of Marco Polo's travels spread quickly. People were fascinated with the world of the Chinese. Marco Polo dies Marco Polo died in Venice at the age of Marco’s thoughts on travel, culture are purely based out of his life and experiences.

We have gathered few of his sayings from his book and life. Here is a collection of Marco Polo quotes and sayings on exploration, culture, travel, story, law, China, India, book, flavor, men, atheism, food, kings, science etc. 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.

Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu. by Laurence Bergreen pp, Quercus, £ Marco Polo, Europe's greatest ever traveller, suffered badly for what cynics assumed were his outlandish flights of. 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.

Marco Polo (c–January 8, ) was a Venetian merchant and explorer who followed in the footsteps of his father and uncle.

His writings about China and the Mongol Empire in "The Travels of Marco Polo" had a significant impact on European beliefs about and behavior toward the East and inspired the travels of Christopher : Matt Rosenberg.Marco Polo heavily influenced many explorers to come, including Christopher Columbus, who was an avid admirer and carried Marco Polo's book with him on his voyage to the New World.

He planned on continuing Marco Polo's work by contacting the successor to Kublai Kahn, who was one of Marco Polo's main friends and employers during his travels.