The Travels

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.

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: 9780140440577

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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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: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on 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 long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.

The Travels

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.

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141198774

Category: Asia

Page: 464

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Marco Polo's voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions in the far east. His subsequent 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.

The Travels of a Tramp

The best that could be found was a 25c . restaurant , thus making it necessary to " rustle " for the required balance . Many times ! 1 4 The Travels of a ...

Author: J. K. O'Connor

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Page: 200

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The Travels of Dean Mahomet

An Indian, Dean Mahomet recalls his years as camp-follower, servant, and subaltern officer in the East India Company's army (1769 to 1784).

Author: Dean Mahomet

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780520207172

Category: History

Page: 229

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An Indian, Dean Mahomet recalls his years as camp-follower, servant, and subaltern officer in the East India Company's army (1769 to 1784). Mahomet's account of life in late 18th-century India and later as an emigrant to England is a fascinating look at a resourceful, multidimensional individual. Illus.


The Travels of Marco Polo

The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his adventures in China and tells how he served as an emissary for Kublai Khan

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264733

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his adventures in China and tells how he served as an emissary for Kublai Khan




The Travels of Cyrus The Eighth Edition

Some object that the travels of Cyrus are not well imagined , and that any other hero would have suited better with the Author's project than the conqueror ...

Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael)

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Page: 358

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