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Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World

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ISBN-10: 0300079710

ISBN-13: 9780300079715

Edition: 1999

Authors: John Larner

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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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Maps
Images of Asia and the Coming of the Mongols
The Polos
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
Works Cited