The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo, Jason Goodwin, Manuel Komroff & William Marsden

The Travels of Marco Polo

By Marco Polo, Jason Goodwin, Manuel Komroff & William Marsden

  • Release Date: 2001-12-04
  • Genre: Asie
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Marco Polo’s account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands, and recorded customs, natural history, strange sights, historical legends, and much more. From the dazzling courts of Kublai Khan to the perilous deserts of Persia, no book contains a richer magazine of marvels than the Travels.

This edition, selected and edited by the great scholar Manuel Komroff, also features the classic and stylistically brilliant Marsden translation, revised and corrected, as well as Komroff’s Introduction to the 1926 edition.

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