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Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World

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Publisher Comments:

In this engaging and authoritative book, historian John Larner provides a fresh view of the enigmatic Marco Polo, who, despite a deliberate cultivation of impersonality, continues today to engage the attention of readers. 17 illustrations, 12 in color.

Synopsis:

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 into being, and its reception over the centuries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300089004
Author:
Larner, John
Publisher:
NB
Location:
U.S.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
World
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Travel, Medieval
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
105-1069
Publication Date:
20010208
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
266
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.55 lb

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History and Social Science » Exploration » General
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"Synopsis" 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 into being, and its reception over the centuries.
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