Marco Polo"s adventures in China

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A very descriptive book about the travels of Marco Polo, his father and uncle to China. It describes the incredible wealth and power of China's emperors in great detail, and tries to separate fact from fiction in Marco's book. All in all, I found it an informative and easy to read by: 1.

Map of Marco Polo's travels (Some of these places may not exist today). Wikimedia, CC BY-SA In China, the Polos were well received by Kublai khan. As Marco Polo immersed himself in Chinese culture, and was a gifted linguist, he quickly gained favor with the Great Khan.

As a result, he was appointed as a special envoy of the Yuan : Dhwty. A very descriptive book about the travels of Marco Polo, his father and uncle to China. It describes the incredible wealth and power of China's emperors in great detail, and tries to separate fact from fiction in Marco's book.

All in all, I found it an informative and easy to read book/5(55). Marco Polo () was a Venetian merchant believed to have journeyed across Asia at the height of the Mongol Empire. He first set out at age 17 with his.

The Adventures of Marco Polo Category: Biography Informational Author Russell Freedman tells the story or tale of Marco Polo and his adventures around the world. This story reminded me of the saying if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Polo seems to have encountered many many unusual situations on his journey/5. Marco Polo - Marco Polo - Sojourn in China: For the next 16 or 17 years the Polos lived in the emperor’s dominions, which included, among other places, Cathay (now North China) and Mangi, or “Manzi” (now South China).

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They may have moved with the court from Shangdu, to the winter residence, Dadu, or “Taidu” (modern Beijing). Unfortunately, because Marco’s book Il milione is only. 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. Descriptions of the Chinese political structure are plentiful in The Travels of Marco Polo; additionally, the rich history of Mongol rule in China is well documented.

In the book, Kublai Khan, the. Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer known for the book The Travels of Marco Polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia.

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Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from. Marco Polo's Adventures in China. ***** maps and other plates in colour and b/w. ***** Buy with confidence from one of Australia's oldest bookshops established in Seller Inventory #   Born in the Republic of Venice inMarco Polo was a trader, traveler, and adventurer, who (probably*) journeyed to Central Asia and.

Marco Polo's Adventures In China book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A more substantial look at this topic than The Adventures of Marco Polo.

Lots of attractive illustrations, with a good balance of color and black-and-white. The brief (item) bibliography is now very much outdated, but what are included /5. It was Marco Polo's book of his travels that introduced Europeans to China and Central Asia.

Although he was not the first European to travel to China, he was the first to write about his adventures and so it was his experiences that formed the basis of.

Marco Polo’s Life• - Born in Venice• – Mother died; cared for by aunt + uncle• – Father returned from big journey to meet Kublai Khan• – First travel to China• – Meets Mongol Leader, Kublai Khan• – Returns from journey• – Held in prison by Italy• – Makes a book which no one.

Get this from a library. Marco Polo's adventures in China. [Milton Rugoff] -- Recounts the adventures of Marco Polo who, with his father and uncle, journeyed to the court of.

For the next 17 years, Marco was sent on missions to many parts of Kublai's sprawling empire. The Polos finally returned to Venice via the sea route. Marco later wrote a book about his experiences, which inspired new generations of explorers to travel to the exotic lands of the East.

Guiding Questions. Review the major phases of Marco's travels - his trip from Venice to Acre and the Persian Gulf, his trek along the Silk Road, his adventures in China, and his voyage home.

Remind the students that the Polos were the first Europeans to go all the way to Beijing, China. A well-known traveler and explorer, Marco Polo headed for China along the Silk Road in the Yuan Dynasty (–).

The Travels of Marco Polo, dictated by him, described Chinese politics, economy, and culture in detail, which greatly aroused the desire of westerner to go to China and had a great effect on the European navigation. Venetian explorer and writer.

The traveler and writer Marco Polo left Venice for Cathay (now China) inspent seventeen years in Kublai Khan's (–) empire, and returned to Venice in His account of his experiences is one of the most important travel documents ever written. Family business. Get this from a library.

Marco Polo's adventures in China. -- Recounts the adventures of Marco Polo who, with his father and uncle, journeyed to the court of Kublai Khan in China from to The Travels of Marco Polo became a very popular book.

It was translated into multiple languages and read throughout Europe. After the fall of Kublai Kahn, the Ming Dynasty took over China. They were very wary of foreigners and little information about China was.

Primary Source Readings: From The Book of Ser Marco Polo: The Venetian Concerning Kingdoms and Marvels of the East [Note: Dr.

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Sue Gronewald, a specialist in Chinese history, was the consultant for this section. These selections, edited by Dr. Gronewald, are from The Book of Ser Marco Polo: The Venetian Concerning Kingdoms and Marvels of the East, Volumes 1 and 2, translated and edited by.

The Travels of Marco Polo Born in Venice in Marco polo travelled with his father and uncle to Asia and chronicled his travels. He jocularly said “I did not write half of what I saw, for I. Marco Polo is a famous historic figure who even has a TV show dedicated to his adventures.

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Marco Polo's Descriptions of China and the Silk Road. (China). Marco wrote that Khan's city (known as Cambuluc) was the most fantastic city in the world. When Marco's descriptions reached Europe, a new generation of explorers was born who imagined amazing fortune for themselves in the East.

were soon published as a book called "II. The Italian Marco Polo is probably the world’s most famous traveler and one of the world’s first travel writers. The famous Venetian is believed to have left Venice at age 17 to embark on a year journey through the Persian Gulf and Asia, spending much of this time in China in the court of the great Mongol emperor Kublai Khan.

Polo’s book, Description of the World, offered one of the. Without Marco Polo's courageous journey to the East, Europe, the Mongol Empire, and China would have undergone much different paths in history than they did in reality.

The trade of culture, goods, and ideas between the East and West built not only each land's respective advancement in technology and as a society, but also the world as a whole. Introduction Marco Polo was a merchant in Venice before he became the famous explorer we know today.

At 17, he left Venice with his father and uncle. They traveled the Silk Road to China where he met the great ruler Kublai Khan.

Marco traveled much of China. Marco Polo's book influenced the world because it told of him going to China and the perils and discoveries of him doing so. It was a first so of course everyone wanted to read it and learn about.Marco Polo was probably born in Venice, although there is no proof of his place of birth, around CE.

His father Niccolo and uncle Maffeo were Venetian merchants who traded on the Silk Road; little Marco's father left for Asia before the child was born, and would return when the boy was a : Kallie Szczepanski.Marco Polo was born in and died on January 8, He was an Italian trader and was one of the first Europeans to explore Central Asia and East other explorers, including Christopher Columbus, looked up to could speak four languages.

Marco Polo was known for the book, Travels of Marco Polo, where he talked about Asia.