Marco Polo

Marco Polo

The Journey That Changed the World

Book - 2014
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Draws on the author's own parallel journey and new evidence to retraces the steps of the medieval Italian merchant who traveled from Venice, through the Middle East and Central Asia, to China and Xanadu, the summer capital of Kublai Khan.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Edition: First US edition.
ISBN: 9780062375070
Branch Call Number: 950.2 MAN
Characteristics: 395 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, plans ; 21 cm.


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Sep 22, 2016

Marco Polo's slog from Venice to the Khan's realm could not have been more difficult that the slog the reader faces getting from page 13 to 367 of 'The Journey That Changed the World'.

Feb 24, 2016

Marco Polo: The Journey that Changed the World --- by --- John Man.
John Man is a prolific author who writes about history, usually the history of Central Asia and China. Sometimes he also writes historical fiction soi he has something of the novelist in him. “Marco Polo” isn’t so much just that tale of a Venetian’s tale to the Orient and the palace of the Great Khan, the Great Mongol Emperor, but in fact the book is much larger than that combining elements of Polo’s epic journey; the “evidence on the ground” explaining what Polo had seen and current evidence to support his passage; and then, in goodly measure we have Man’s narrative that tie the two strands together. And he does this well. Friend of history; student of the Orient; readers of adventure stories? This book will not disappoint.


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