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 UK

ISBN: 0141198788

Category: Travel

Page: 380

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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, in a collectible clothbound edition. 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. Marco Polo was born in 1254, joining his father on a journey to China in 1271. He spent the next twenty years travelling in the service of Kublai Khan. There is evidence that Marco travelled extensively in the Mongol Empire and it is fairly certain he visited India. He wrote his famous Travels whilst a prisoner in Genoa. Nigel Cliff was previously a theatre and film critic for The Times and a regular writer for The Economist, among other publications, and now writes historical nonfiction books. His first book, The Shakespeare Riots, was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Washington-based National Award for Arts Writing. His second book, The Last Crusade: Vasco da Gama and the Birth of the Modern World appeared in 2011 and was shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.


The Travels of Pietro Della Valle in India

But , returning to my travel , I must not omit that the three Leagues of this journey
was one of the most delightful passages that ever I made in my life ; for the
country on either side is very beautiful , not consisting of Plains that afford onely
an ...

Author: Pietro Della Valle

Publisher:

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Category: India

Page: 12

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A New Cyrop dia or the Travels of Cyrus with a Discourse upon the Theology Mythology of the Ancients A new edition with many emendations additions

... is allow'd . Lycurgus thought it poflible to deaden the fire of voluptuous desires ,
by accuítoming the eye sometimes to those objects which excite them , At all
other times the women women are very resery'd . Nay , it is not 96 THE TRAVELS
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Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael)

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The Travels of Mendes Pinto

This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portugese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo's work in exciting Europe's imagination of the Orient.

Author: Fernão Mendes Pinto

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226923231

Category: Travel

Page: 752

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This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portugese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo's work in exciting Europe's imagination of the Orient. Chronicling adventures from Ethiopia to Japan, Travels covers twenty years of Mendes Pinto's odyssey as a soldier, a merchant, a diplomat, a slave, a pirate, and a missionary, and continues to overwhelm questions about its source with the sheer enjoyment of its narrative. "[T]here is plenty here for the modern reader. . . . The vivid descriptions of swashbuckling military campaigns and exotic locations make this a great adventure story. . . . Mendes Pinto may have been a sensitive eyewitness, or a great liar, or a brilliant satirist, but he was certainly more than a simple storyteller."—Stuart Schwartz, The New York Times



The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 160206024X

Category: Travel

Page: 408

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It was perhaps the first book to achieve best-seller status before the invention of the printing press-it was certainly the most controversial. Did Venetian trader and explorer MARCO POLO (1254-1324) actually reach the court of Kublai Khan, serve the emperor as his emissary, and journey the distant lands of Cathay for 17 years, as he relates in his Travels of Marco Polo? The question still hasn't quite been settled today... but whether Polo experienced firsthand the wonders of ancient China, retold tales he heard from Arab travelers along the Silk Road, or simply invented half his stories, this remains a delightful read for fans of history, adventure, and medieval literature.


The Travels of Ibn Bat ta

Translated from the abridged Arabic manuscript copies preserved in the Public Library of Cambridge, with notes illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work. By the Rev. S. Lee.

Author: Ibn Batuta

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Africa

Page: 259

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Translated from the abridged Arabic manuscript copies preserved in the Public Library of Cambridge, with notes illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work. By the Rev. S. Lee.

The Travels of William Bartram

In 1773, naturalist and writer William Bartram set out from Philadelphia on a four-year journey ranging from the Carolinas to Florida and Mississippi.

Author: William Bartram

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820320274

Category: Science

Page: 727

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In 1773, naturalist and writer William Bartram set out from Philadelphia on a four-year journey ranging from the Carolinas to Florida and Mississippi. Combining precise and detailed scientific observations with a profound appreciation of nature, he produced a written account of his journey that would later influence both scientists and poets. 31 photos. 12 illustrations. 4 maps.



The Travels of Ludovico Di Varthema in Egypt Syria Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix in Persia India and Ethiopia A D 1503 to 1508

Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Author: Lodovico de Varthema

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Arabian Peninsula

Page: 320

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The Travels of Ludovico Di Varthema in Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix, In Persia, India, And Ethiopia, A.D. 1503 To 1508 by George Percy Badger, first published in 1863, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

The Travels of Macarius Patriarch of Antioch

After they had spent a long time in their travels , they arrived at the port of the
above - mentioned country . When the troops guarding this port beheld them ,
they were seized with great fear : for the latter immediately discharged their
muskets ...

Author: Paul (of Aleppo, Archdeacon)

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Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 486

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The Travels of True Godliness

few gave world very credit to me ; and now being come almost to the end of my
travels into the last and worst age , I expect no other usage . How should I have
many to admire and fell in love with me , when the Bible positively says , “ All the
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Author: Benjamin Keach

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Page: 202

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The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity

... Semantics and the Sociology of Science Robert K. Merton, Elinor Barber. The
Travels and Adventures of Serendipity S and Adventures The Serendipity Travels
S of Robert K. Merton. THE TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF Serendipity.

Author: Robert K. Merton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841526

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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From the names of cruise lines and bookstores to an Australian ranch and a nudist camp outside of Atlanta, the word serendipity--that happy blend of wisdom and luck by which something is discovered not quite by accident--is today ubiquitous. This book traces the word's eventful history from its 1754 coinage into the twentieth century--chronicling along the way much of what we now call the natural and social sciences. The book charts where the term went, with whom it resided, and how it fared. We cross oceans and academic specialties and meet those people, both famous and now obscure, who have used and abused serendipity. We encounter a linguistic sage, walk down the illustrious halls of the Harvard Medical School, attend the (serendipitous) birth of penicillin, and meet someone who "manages serendipity" for the U.S. Navy. The story of serendipity is fascinating; that of The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity, equally so. Written in the 1950s by already-eminent sociologist Robert Merton and Elinor Barber, the book--though occasionally and most tantalizingly cited--was intentionally never published. This is all the more curious because it so remarkably anticipated subsequent battles over research and funding--many of which centered on the role of serendipity in science. Finally, shortly after his ninety-first birthday, following Barber's death and preceding his own by but a little, Merton agreed to expand and publish this major work. Beautifully written, the book is permeated by the prodigious intellectual curiosity and generosity that characterized Merton's influential On the Shoulders of Giants. Absolutely entertaining as the history of a word, the book is also tremendously important to all who value the miracle of intellectual discovery. It represents Merton's lifelong protest against that rhetoric of science that defines discovery as anything other than a messy blend of inspiration, perspiration, error, and happy chance--anything other than serendipity.