Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World (Yale Nota Bene) by John Larner

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Subjects:

  • Biography: historical,
  • Geographical discovery & exploration,
  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,
  • World history: c 500 to C 1500,
  • c 1000 CE to c 1500,
  • Science,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • ASIA,
  • China,
  • Asia - General,
  • Expeditions & Discoveries,
  • World - General,
  • History / Asia,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography,
  • Medieval

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9630428M
ISBN 100300089007
ISBN 109780300089004

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Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World demonstrates in straightforward language and with satisfying detective work how the record of a man's travels became one the most influential books of the millennium.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again by: An examination of the range and influence of Marco Polo's Book on the history of geography and exploration. John Larner assesses the findings of modern scholarship and offers an account of Polo and his family, how and why the book came /5.

"[An] erudite and highly personal book Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World is an eloquent attempt to prove that Marco Polo's main importance was to the discipline. "Larner shows us that the accounts of Polo's experiences opened up for his contemporaries a sensuous world that was wholly new to them.

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Marco Polo and the discovery of the world User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Larner (Culture and Society in Italy ) focuses on the book that Marco Polo produced. After setting the. Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World is another engaging work by John Larner, the author of several books on medieval Italy.

His objective is to discuss "what was generally believed about the geography of the world and the changes that Marco's Book brought to these beliefs" (p. Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World by John Larner and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at No mere travel account, the book that Marco Polo wrote after many years in Asia became one of the most influential of the millennium.

Historian John Larner here explores for the first time the full range of influence of Polo's Book on the history of geography and exploration, showing why the work cam into being and how it played a key role in the development of European oversea.

图书Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World 介绍、书评、论坛及推荐. No mere travel account, Polo's Book is a work that played a key role in the development of European overseas expansion.

In this engaging and authoritative book, historian John Larner explores for the first time the full range and influence of Polo's Book on. Marco Polo’s account in Il milione opened new vistas to the European mind, and, as Western horizons expanded, Polo’s legacy grew as well.

The wealth of new geographic information recorded by Polo was widely used in the late 15th and the 16th centuries, during the age of the great European voyages of discovery and conquest.

In this book, historian John Larner explores for the first time the full range and influence of Polo's Book on the history of geography and exploration. Larner assesses the findings of modern scholarship and offers an original account of Marco Polo and his family, of how and why the Book came into being, and of its reception over the centuries.

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

Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from. 'In Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World, John Larner puts him back on his pedestal as the first and most important inspiration for Europe's eventual conquest of the globe.' - New Scientist 'One of the most delightful features of Larner's book is its description of the medieval and Renaissance visions of the East, which now seem /5(3).

Marco Polo heavily influenced many explorers to come, including Christopher Columbus, who was an avid admirer and carried Marco Polo's book with him on his voyage to the New World. He planned on continuing Marco Polo's work by contacting the successor to Kublai Kahn, who was one of Marco Polo's main friends and employers during his travels.

Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World by John Larner. Yale University Press. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and. Marco Polo began his travels at the age of seventeen, and he spent the next twenty years trekking across a vast area of the world that most had ever explored.

He told the stories of his journey to the narrator of the book, Rustichello of Pisa, and Rustichello relates the tales of the explorer’s travels. Christopher Columbus purportedly sailed to the New World with a copy of Marco Polo’s “Travels” in tow. Thinking he would reach Asia and having no idea about the Mongol Empire’s collapse, Columbus.

"In Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World, John Larner puts him back on a pedestal as the first and most important inspiration for Europe's eventual conquest of the globe." New Scientist "One of the most delightful features of Larner's book is its description of the medieval and Renaissance visions of the East, which now seem wonderfully, ludicrously ignorant.".

In the English-speaking world, the book is often known as the Travels of Marco Polo. View Images Title page of a Spanish edition of the Travels of Marco Polo. Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World is an eloquent attempt to prove that Marco Polo's main importance was to the discipline.

This focus leads Larner to much creative rethinking of things that have puzzled many readers." Jonathan. Marco Polo book. Read 52 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I have read everything written on Marco Polo, and John Man's book is, b /5(52). His travels are recorded in The Travels of Marco Polo (also known as Book of the Marvels of the World and Il Milione, c.

), 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 Known for: The Travels of Marco Polo.

Buy a cheap copy of Marco Polo and the Discovery of the book by John Larner. Marco Polo is important not because he traveled extensively in Asia--other 13th-century Europeans did that--but because he wrote down his experiences for Cited by: His book "The Travels of Marco Polo", proved to be the most influential factor in the many European adventurers exploring the world.

People like Christopher Columbus, Magellan, and Gama, all were caught up with the curiosity of the unknown, and trekked to discover the undiscovered of which would be the homes of civilizations unseen to the.

Marco Polo changed the world by writing a book about his travels from Venice to the court of Kublai Khan in China. His account of his journeys inspired other adventurers, such as the explorer Christopher Columbus, who always carried a copy of Polo's book.

Maps he brought back helped to develop European cartography, and he introduced Europe to. Larner, a historian at Glasgow University, has a special expertise in the field of medieval and Renaissance geography, and ''Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World'' is an eloquent attempt to.

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 and the east, and his stories were written into a popular book.

After all, Polo's book has ornamented libraries the world over for centuries and is regarded, despite its flaws, as one of the world's greatest travel.

Marco Polo was credited for ''discovering the Orient''. Many. people had sailed the seas and mapped the areas but he was the one. who brought the history of the people and land to the world.

venice, marco polo, and the discovery of america This fantastic article was shared by one of our regular readers here, Mr.

K.L., and have to share it. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, a map has been found, allegedly in the hand of Marco Polo's daughter, detailing a hand-drawn map of the northern Pacific, including the east coast of Asia. Marco Polo was an eyewitness to the Asian discovery of the New World.

The book is "New History" or real history that follows three Yuan Chinese voyages to ancient America. Marco Polo's New World adventures were the subject of seminars that his daughters (Fantina, Bellela, and Moretta) gave to the women's salons of Italy.

These explorers have all changed the world by adding to the world map and proving things that no one else has discovered or seen before Marco Polo Marco Polo was a voyager, born in Venice, Italy.

He was born on September 15th and he. Marco Polo and the discovery of the world. Read chapter 'The making of the book', pp. Noté /5. Retrouvez Marco Polo & the Discovery of the World et des millions de livres en stock sur Achetez neuf ou d'occasion/5(3).

Buy a cheap copy of Xanadu: Marco Polo and Europe's book by John Man. The respected historian and travel writer, John Man, tells the remarkable story of the world's most famous traveller -- Marco Polo -- and the moment when East met Free shipping over $ Marco Polo led four secret expeditions to ancient America.

The book is based on letters that Marco's daughters wrote about his New World adventures. The old man told them stories about his voyages to ancient America just before he died.

Additional sources include authentic maps from the British Library and the Library of Congress. Marco sailde with teams of Chinese. Marco was put under arrest. While he was under arrest, Marco told detailed stories of his journeys to a writer named Rustichello who wrote them all down in a book called The Travels of Marco Polo.

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. - Marco Polo's book was recognized as the most important account of the world outside Europe at the time.

- It became the most influential travelogue on the Silk Rod ever written in a European language. - Much of what he wrote was confirmed by travelers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and was great value to Chinese historians.

Researchers in Venice have discovered a document that strengthens the theory that a group of friars played a hand in the revision of Marco Polo’s book about his travels.

His travels are recorded in Book of the Marvels of the World, (also known as The Travels of Marco Polo, c. ),a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. Marco Polo was not the first European to reach China, but he was the first to leave a detailed chronicle of his experience.The world has evolved from famous explorers such as the famous Marco Polo.

All starting with the birth of a curious and adventurous boy on Septem in Venice, Italy (Alchin). Marco Polo was a merchant who went on an adventure on the Silk Road, discovering information about the unknown which created others to explore, shaping our.Marco Polo was the son of a Venetian trader.

He spent almost twenty years in China, where he was employed by the Emperor Kublai Khan. When Marco Polo returned to .

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