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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English


  • Voyages and travels.,
  • Mongols -- History.,
  • Asia -- Description and travel.

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Edition Notes


Statementrevised from Marsden"s translation and ed. with an introduction by Manuel Komroff.
SeriesModern library of the world"s best books
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxi, 351 p. :
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20936430M

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How Marco Polo Went to China Marco Polo was born in Venice in the year His father, Nicolo, and his uncle, Maffeo, were merchants who had seats in the great council and were enrolled with the noblemen of Venice. Marco also had another uncle who lived in Constantinople and Crimea and was engaged in commerce. Marco Polo was a thirteenth-century Venetian explorer, arguably the world’s most well-traveled explorer, and The Travels of Marco Polo chronicles his journey through Asia as a special envoy to. Aug 31,  · This new edition of The Travels of Marco Polo takes readers on a fascinating journey into a world once Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China. Now this stunningly illustrated volume, edited by renowned historian Morris Rossabi, offers the complete text of Polo's travelogue (in the respected Yule-Cordier 4/5(1). The travels of Marco Polo: the complete Yule-Cordier edition: including the unabridged third edition () of Henry Yule's annotated translation, as revised by Henri Cordier, together with Cordier's later volume of notes and addenda ().