The Travels (Paperback)
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The Travels (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 25/02/2016
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A sparkling new translation of one of the greatest travel books ever written: Marco Polo's seminal account of his journeys in the east.

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 Kublai 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. His account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown East and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time.

For this edition - the first completely new English translation of the Travels in over fifty years - Nigel Cliff has gone back to the original manuscript sources to produce a fresh, authoritative new version. The volume also contains invaluable editorial materials, including an introduction describing the world as it stood on the eve of Polo's departure, and examining the fantastical notions the West had developed of the East.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241253052
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 199 x 133 x 22 mm

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“Utterly fabulous”

I was really interested in the story of Marco Polo and I was looking for a book which would tell me all the breath-taking stories he wrote with no false facts, I stumbled upon this and believed it was the right one... More

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