9780140440577

The Travels

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140440577

  • ISBN10:

    0140440577

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/30/1958
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: of their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; of the spices and silks of the East; of precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, the wicked caliph and the three kings, among a great many others, evoking a remote and fascinating world with colour and immediacy.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Prologue (1-19)p. 33
The Middle East (20-43)p. 46
The Road to Cathay (44-75)p. 74
Kubilai Khan (76-105)p. 113
From Peking to Bengal (106-131)p. 163
From Peking to Amoy (132-158)p. 194
From China to India (159-174)p. 241
India (175-189)p. 260
The Arabian Sea (190-199)p. 295
Northern Regions and Tartar Wars (200-234)p. 313
Epiloguep. 344
Genealogical Table of Mongol Imperial Housep. 347
Mapsp. 348
Indexp. 353
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