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Did Marco Polo Go to China?

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ISBN-10: 0813389992

ISBN-13: 9780813389998

Edition: 1997

Authors: Frances Wood

List price: $46.95
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Description:

In this book Frances Wood tries to solve whether Marco Polo ever reached the country he so vividly described. The result is a lucid study of medieval European and Chinese history and the characters and events that shaped the Polo myth.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/9/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 207
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Bare Details
Why Go at All?
Missionaries Nose to Tail
Prester John and the Magi
Not an Itinerary
The Ghost Writer and the First Fan
The Language of the Text
Omissions and Inclusions
Ice-Cream and Spaghetti
Walls Within Walls
He Missed the Biggest Wall
Not Unique and Certainly Not a Sieire Engineer
Who Were the Polos?
Was It China?
A Significant Absence
Conclusions
Afterword to the American Edition
Notes
Bibliography
Index