Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World
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Exploring the range of influence of Marco Polo's book on the history of geography and exploration, this study assesses the findings of modern scholarship and offers an account of Polo and his family, and of the reasons the book came into being.
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1999
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations and Maps|
|Images of Asia and the Coming of the Mongols|
|Marco Polo and Rustichello|
|The Making of the Book|
|The Description of the World|
|Varieties of the Book|
|Marco, Merchants and Missionaries|
|Marco among the Humanists|
|Columbus and After|
|Jesuits, Imperialists and a Conclusion|
|A Note on Manuscripts of the Book|
|Times of Travel to China by Land|
|Marco Polo and World Maps of the Fifteenth Century|