Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from europe to asia from 1271 to 1295 and remaining in china for 17 of those years. Marco polo has 375 books on goodreads with 21818 ratings. He wrote his famous travels after returning home, whilst a prisoner in genoa. The book helped europeans to learn about asian peoples and goods. Marco polo was an italian merchant, explorer, and writer who travelled through asia along the silk road between 1271 and 1295. Polo refused, saying he had not written half of what he had seen. I first read this book when a teacher lent it to me in 7th grade, and i enjoyed it quite a.
Undoubtedly well researched and informative, but the writing style is unengaging. Mike edwards covered 6,000 miles in marco polo s footsteps. Marco polo, venetian merchant and adventurer who traveled from europe to asia in 127195, remaining in china for 17 of those years. The return of marco polo s world, kaplans 18th book, is a collection of his essays from the past 17 years. Marco polo never actually published a book, but many of his writings were gathered into a collection and published under the name, the travels of marco polo. A sparkling new translation of the most famous travel book ever written marco polos voyages began in 1271 with a visit to china. Presenting marco polo as an important figure at the court of the mongol leader kublai khan, the book was written in old french by rustichello da pisa, a romance author of the time, who was. The book is written as several sections books and these divided into chapters. His travels are recorded in the travels of marco polo, a book that described to europeans the then mysterious culture and inner workings of the eastern world, including the wealth and great size of the mongol empire and china in the yuan dynasty, giving their first comprehensive look into china, india, japan and other asian cities and countries. See all books authored by marco polo, including il milione, and the travels of marco polo volume 1. Books by marco polo author of the travels goodreads. I have read everything written on marco polo, and john mans book is, by far, my favorite work on the subject. His account of those travels, known in english as the travels of marco polo, is a classic.
Marco polo books list of books by author marco polo. During the middle ages the italian merchant marco polo spent many years in china. Marco polo has 375 books on goodreads with 21808 ratings. Marco polo is remembered thanks to a colorful and popular narrative about his eastward voyage, known simply as. The wealth of new geographic information recorded by polo was widely used by european navigators. The book was written by romance writer rustichello da pisa, who worked from accounts which he had heard from marco polo when they were imprisoned together in genoa. Marco polo is remembered thanks to a colorful and popular narrative about his eastward voyage, known simply as the travels of marco. See all books authored by marco polo, including il milione, and the travels of marco polo volume 1, and more on. Marco polo travelled to china in 1271 and spent the next twenty years in the service of kublai khan.
Marco polo was a thirteenthcentury venetian explorer, arguably the worlds most welltraveled explorer, and the travels of marco polo chronicles his journey through asia as a special envoy to. Later it was part of the library of the french book collector alexandre petau. This book was written by a writer name rustichello from pisa and can be found at most public. Marco polo books list of books by author marco polo thriftbooks. Buy marco polo ebooks to read online or download in pdf or epub on your pc, tablet or mobile device. The book is anchored by the first essay, which also gives the collection its title. Marco polo 1254 to january 8, 24 was a venetian explorer known for the book the travels of marco polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in asia. Book of the marvels of the world in english commonly called the travels of marco polo, is a thcentury travelogue written down by rustichello da pisa from.
It is possibly one of five manuscripts relating to marco polos journey that. The travels of marco polo marco polo, ronald latham on. His travels are recorded in livre des merveilles du monde book of the marvels of the world, also known as the travels of marco polo, c. Marco polo john man paperback harpercollins publishers. Marco polo s famous travelogue was penned in prison.1257 624 1259 965 1591 1556 372 52 696 902 114 255 1136 946 1182 543 100 1590 21 1528 1507 1219 566 273 194 1112 1342 503 675 1158 687 1003 890 497 1353 664