The Travels of Marco Polo [the Venetian]

By: Polo, Marco; Komroff, Manuel

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Book Condition: Very Good

Reissue. Very good in good jacket. Ink gift note on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss. 1930 Hard Cover. xxxii, 370 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Prologue; Book I: Account of Regions Visited or Heard of On the Journey from the Lesser Armenia to the Court of the Great Khan at Shangtu; Book II: Account of the Great Kublai Khan, His Capital, Court and Government. Also of Cities and Provinces Visited on Journeys Westward and Southward; Book III: Japan and Archipelago, Southern India, and the Coasts and Islands of the Indian Sea; Book IV: The Wars Among the Tartar Princes and Some Account of the Northern Countries; Index. Book of the Marvels of the World (French: Livre des Merveilles du Monde) or Description of the World (Devisement du Monde), in Italian Il Milione (The Million) or Oriente Poliano and in English commonly called The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Marco Polo, describing Polo's travels through Asia between 1271 and 1295, and his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan.[1][2] The book was written in Old French by romance writer Rustichello da Pisa, who worked from accounts which he had heard from Marco Polo when they were imprisoned together in Genoa.[3] From the beginning, there has been incredulity over Polo's sometimes fabulous stories, as well as a scholarly debate in recent times. Some have questioned whether Marco had actually travelled to China or was just repeating stories that he had heard from other travellers.[4] Economic historian Mark Elvin concludes that recent work demonstrates by specific example the ultimately overwhelming probability of the broad authenticity of Polo's account, and that the book is, in essence, authentic, and, when used with care, in broad terms to be trusted as a serious though obviously not always final, witness.[5]

Title: The Travels of Marco Polo [the Venetian]

Author: Polo, Marco; Komroff, Manuel

Illustrator: Gordon, Witold

Categories: Travel, Biography, Adventure,

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1930

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2290610