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Myself and Marco Polo

a novel of changes

by Paul Griffiths

  • 9 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Polo, Marco, -- 1254-1323? -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul Griffiths.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3558.R48945 M97 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination181 p.
    Number of Pages181
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20061443M
    ISBN 100701135719, 0394582969

    View Marco Polo Club account summary, check account balance and update member information.   Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China and forty-one when he came back More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights 5/5(1).

    In May Bergen National Opera and Bergen Festival are presenting Tan Dun’s extraordinary ‘opera within an opera’ Marco Polo, in a performance with film and live projection, conducted by Baldur Brönnimann, directed and designed by Netia , we map the creative journey towards the design of the performances, and the exploration and discovery in the preparation of the production.   Marco Polo left home at age 17 and didn’t return to Venice for 24 years. Over the course of two decades, he travelled aro miles both .

    The Travels of Marco Polo is among the books that helped shape the world we now live in. The great Chinese civilization of that period, the Yuan dynasty, formed by Kublai Khan in is credited with sending many of China’s innovations to the Western world via Marco Polo. Written in the 13th century, The Travels of Marco Polo details Italian explorer Marco Polo’s movements through Asia between and The book was co-written by Rustichello da Pisa, an Italian writer who met Polo while the two were in prison in Genoa, Italy. The text is comprised of a prologue and four subsequent books.


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Myself and Marco Polo book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This work mixes reality with phantasmagoria as it encompasses /5.

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Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Paul Griffiths. Find more information Myself and Marco Polo book ISBN: OCLC Number: Description. Myself and Marco Polo: A Novel of Changes. As a whimsical meditation on the Italian merchant and his wonder-filled account of 13th-century China, Myself and Marco Polo.

MYSELF AND MARCO POLO By Paul Griffiths New York: Random House, ISBN # pages. Comments by Bob Corbett October This was one of the most challenging and different books I have read in years. Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer known for the book The Travels of Marco Polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia.

Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from. Marco Polo was born around into a prosperous merchant family in the Italian city-state of Venice. His father, Niccolò, and his uncle Maffeo had left.

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 court of Kublai Khan.

Marco Polo was supposedly born in the Venetian Republic, in what is now Venice, Italy. There are also stories and various documents which point to his ancestry originating in Korčula, Croatia. He was a well known trader and an explorer.

He recorded his adventures in a book published as "The Travels of Marco Polo"/5(). 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. Genre/Form: Biographical fiction History Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Griffiths, Paul, November Myself and Marco Polo.

Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China, and forty-one when he came back. More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed.

Marco Polo carries his popular book Il Milione, known in English as the Travels of Marco Polo, in this 19th-century mosaic in the Doria-Tursi Palace, Genoa. Photograph by. About Marco Polo. As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West.

His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, along the dangerous Silk Road, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, where he won the trust of the most feared and reviled leader of his day. Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu.

by Laurence Bergreen pp, Quercus, £ Marco Polo, Europe's greatest ever traveller, suffered badly for. The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo Read by Walter Covell. Take a fascinating journey through strange and exotic countries.

Marco Polo (), is probably the most famous Westerner who traveled on the "Silk Road." With his year journey through Asia he surpassed all other travelers in his determination, his writing, and his influence.

Download Marco Polo on the Google Play store or Apple App Store for your mobile device. List of mss. of Marco Polo's book: v. 2, p. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. The assessment of Marco Polo's character and integrity is complicated by the production of his Description of the World, which soon became known as The Travels of Marco Polo.

For the book was not written by Polo, but narrated by him to a writer of Arthurian romances named Rustichello of Pisa while they languished together in a Genoese gaol/5(30). The book was about Polo's travels through Asia between the years of and The book also included his experience at the court of Kublai Khan.

Marco had travelled to China. The book is mainly about the description of the world and the places he travelled. Both this and spikenard are mentioned by Polo's contemporary, Kazwini, among the products of Java (probably Sumatra), viz., Java lign-aloes (al-' Ud al-Jawi), camphor spikenard (Sumbul), etc.

Narawastu is the name of a grass with fragrant roots much used as a perfume in the Archipelago, and I see this is rendered spikenard in a translation from. Marco Polo ( – ) an Italian merchant from Venice whose travels are recorded in a book that introduced Europeans to China and the cultures of the Silk Road.

Kublai Khan presented the Polo brothers with a golden tablet when they left China for the first time in   The travels of Marco Polo: the complete Yule-Cordier edition: including the unabridged third edition () of Henry Yule's annotated translation, as revised by Henri Cordier, together with Cordier's later volume of notes and addenda ().