Marco Polo: Journey to the End of the Earth

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Marco Polo: Journey to the End of the Earth

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The stories of Marco Polo’s journeys to the East and the ends of the earth have strained credulity for seven centuries. Did this intrepid Venetian really trek across Asia Minor as a teenager, explore the length and breadth of China as the ambassador of the ruthless dictator Kublai Khan, and make his escape from almost certain death at the hands of Kublai Khan’s successors? Documentarian Robin Brown here digs for the truth of Polo’s claims. Covering his early life, his extraordinary 24-year Asian sojourn, and his reception in Italy on his return, Brown places the intrepid Venetian in historical and geographical context and confirms the truth of Polo’s account. Moreover, he finds Polo’s adventures opened vistas to the medieval mind and stirred the interest in exploration that prompted the age of the European ocean voyages.

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Weight 0.8 lbs
ISBN 13

9780750934213

Publisher

Sutton Publishing

Year Published

2005

ISBN

9780750934213

Size

5 x 7.75

Pages

244

Cover

Paperback

Author

Robin Brown

Language

English

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