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Marco Polo's Silk Road: The Art of the Journey, an Italian at the Court of Kublai Khan
 
 
Author
John Masefield, intro.
Publisher Watkins  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.25 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9781780280158
Pages/Publication Date 272/2011
Daedalus Item Code 31316
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In the late 1290s, an imprisoned Venetian merchant dictated the story of his amazing 20-year travels through Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and particularly China, where he became an honored member of the court of Kublai Khan. The Travels of Marco Polo was an instant success even in an era when copies had to be written out in manuscript, becoming a prototype for Western adventure literature, and though scholars once derided Polo's tale, today's historians accept it as an honest account. The original manuscripts are long lost, but this beautifully illustrated silk-bound edition offers a hybrid text compiled from translations by William Marsden and Henry Yule in a modernized abridgment of the most reliable passages, comprising nearly 150 chapters.
 
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