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Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World

ISBN-10: 0300089007

ISBN-13: 9780300089004

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Larner

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Description:

This work provides an examination of the influence of Marco Polo's book on the history of geography and exploration. John Larner assesses the findings of modern scholarship and offers an account of how and why the book came into being.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 266
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 7.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Maps
Preface
Introduction
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
Notes
Works Cited
Index