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The Travels of Marco Polo Study Guide By BookRags.com
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The Travels of Marco Polo Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis,... More > Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Travels of Marco Polo.< Less
Il Milione By Marco Polo
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Marco Polo, mercante ed esploratore veneziano, compose Il Milione nel 1298, dettandolo mentre era prigioniero a Genova. Lo scritto si rivelò subito un successo (seppure inizialmente non fu... More > dato credito alle preziose informazioni contenute), tenuto conto che ancora non esisteva la stampa. Quest'opera ebbe una grande importanza per la conoscenza del lontano Oriente e contribuì a segnare l'inizio di una nuova epoca: quella in cui l'uomo europeo, liberatosi ormai delle paure dell'alto Medioevo, si affacciava al mondo esterno con sguardo curioso e indagatore, come un conquistatore sicuro di sé e dei propri mezzi. Più avanti inspirò anche Cristoforo Colombo alle sue scoperte. La versione originale del libro venne scritta in lingua d'oïl mista al veneziano e a italianismi vari da Rustichello da Pisa che trascrisse le avventure di Marco Polo quando questi si trovava prigioniero a Genova. Il libro fu scritto anche in latino e fu poi tradotto in diverse altre lingue parlate in Europa.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters: Asian Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Tells the story of how Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Persian explorers mapped ancient America's West Coast. Marco Polo’s daughters were among the women who altered the course of history. The... More > book reveals the story behind their incredible “Adventure Travel Shows.” Marco Polo was much more than just a traveling journalist who went to China in the 13th century. He was first-and-foremost a technological spy. Marco Polo's voyages covered coastal regions along the Northwest Passage of Canada and down the West Coast from Alaska to Peru. These were presented to the Italian women’s salons of the early Renaissance, where they played a significant role in the literacy and scientific training of young women. Marco Polo started the Northwest Passage Legend; and he brought the first firearms (the harquebus) back to Europe from China.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters--Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo made four secret voyages to ancient America in the 13th and 14th centuries. The book is based largely on letters that Marco's daughters wrote about his New World adventures. Before he... More > died, the old man told his daughters about his secret adventures. Marco sailed with teams of Chinese, Mongol, Korean, Persian, and Syrian explorers on three voyages to America's West Coast. This was the very beginning of the Northwest Passage Legend. Marco's maps of Puget Sound and San Francisco were vital to the success of an expedition by Francis Drake in 1578. Yuan Chinese voyages set the stage for Zheng He's worldwide explorations. Chinese took home appaloosa horses from the NW coast; and Marco took back to Venice the first guns. He called the gun "a harquebus." Marco was not just a journalist, he was a highly-trained espionage agent. Authenticity of the letters has been confirmed by a raciocarbon test and assessment of imbedded clues.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters--Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo led four secret expeditions to ancient America. The book is based on letters that Marco's daughters wrote about his New World adventures. The old man told them stories about his voyages to... More > ancient America just before he died. Additional sources include authentic maps from the British Library and the Library of Congress. Marco sailde with teams of Chinese, Mongol, Korean, Persian, and Syrian explorers. One expedition sailed along the seacoast of the Canadian Arctic from Alaska to Baffin Island. This was the origin of the Northwest Passage Legend. Chinese maps of Puget Sound and San Francisco were vital to the success of the transpacific voyage of Francis Drake in 1578. Marco's maps enabled the Portuguese to beat the Spaniards in the race to the Spice Islands. Marco also brought back to Venice the first Chinese guns. He called the new weapon "the harquebus." This was the beginning of the modern Arms Race. Explorers also took appaloosa horses from the American Indians back to China in about 1300 AD.< Less
Alias Marco-Polo By G.H. Weil
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Marco Polo est une figure légendaire, le monde entier a eu vent des « Merveilles du Monde ». Mais qui a déjà entendu parler de Gilhem du Rosemont ? Personne, car... More > l’unique exemplaire vient enfin de revoir le jour, réécrit dans un souci de lisibilité, mais toujours saisissant d’authenticité. Des ballons vosgiens aux rivages de « Cypango », en passant par les steppes de Mongolie, l’homme relate son incroyable aventure, sur les traces du fameux marchand devenu explorateur.< Less
Alias Marco Polo By G.H. Weil
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Un autre regard sur Marco-Polo et ses fantastiques aventures. En 1269 dans le Conté de Montbéliard, Gilhem un jeune page participe à des joutes. Son adresse lui vaut d'être... More > remarqué par un arbalétrier qui l'invite à l'accompagner dans un voyage au pays de Kubilaï-Khan, le grand Mongol. Ils font partie de l'escorte de la famille ‘Paulus Venetus', oncle, père et fils. Voyage fantastique qui va les mener de Byzance à Pékin, relaté dans le langage désuet de ce jeune page. C'est un pan entier du mystère qui plane sur l'homme, par lequel Christophe Colomb aura l'inspiration de la découverte qui fera basculer l'occident chrétien, qui est évoqué dans cet ouvrage.< Less
Sulle orme di Marco Polo By Luigi Lodigiani
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Viaggio in cina sulle orme di Marco Polo lungo la via della seta
Marco Polo's Daughters--Asian Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo was an eyewitness to the Asian discovery of the New World. The book is "New History" or real history that follows three Yuan Chinese voyages to ancient America. Marco Polo's New... More > World adventures were the subject of seminars that his daughters (Fantina, Bellela, and Moretta) gave to the women's salons of Italy. It was all part of a Literacy Training Program that featured real-life voyages to Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, the Pacific Northwest Coast, Mexico, and Peru. Marco wasn't just a traveling journalist, he was actually a field agent for the Polo Brothers' Spy Team. They brought back to Venice the first Chinese firearms, maps of the Northwest Passage, the Salish Sea, San Francisco, and King Solomon's Ophir. The author was asked by the Rossi Family to examine the maps and letters by Marco's daughters.< Less
Iz vospominaniy «Pidzhaka s pogonami» By Sergey Eygenson (Marco Polo)
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СЕРГЕЙ ЭЙГЕНСОН (МАРКО ПОЛО) ИЗ... More > ВОСПОМИНАНИЙ ''ПИДЖАКА С ПОГОНАМИ'' Тут кое-что о жизни одного из многих выпускников ВУЗов, которых миролюбивая Советская Власть призвала на два года, чтобы добавить количество офицеров. Дело было на Дальнем Востоке в памятные для советско-китайской дружбы 1968-70 годы.< Less

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