Free Download The Travels of Marco Polo - by Marco Polo Teresa Waugh Maria Bellonci Sergio Strizzi


  • Title: The Travels of Marco Polo
  • Author: Marco Polo Teresa Waugh Maria Bellonci Sergio Strizzi
  • ISBN: 9780283988905
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover

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    Marco Polo Teresa Waugh Maria Bellonci Sergio Strizzi
    Marco Polo was supposedly born in the Venetian Republic, in what is now Venice, Italy There are also stories and various documents which point to his ancestry originating in Kor ula, Croatia.He was a well known trader and an explorer He recorded his adventures in a book published as The Travels of Marco Polo The original copies of his works are lost.

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    ChronologyIntroduction NotesFurther ReadingA Note on the TextMaps The TravelsList of AbbreviationsAppendixNotesIndex

    William1
    I find it interesting how Marco Polo s description of the Middle East of than 700 years ago is pretty much a reflection of the way it is today That is to say, in thrall to the same old tribal passions Sad, that The text is perhaps most remarkable for its narrator s incuriousness We know the richness of these regions from the writings of subsequent travelers and historians, but Polo makes them all seem strikingly similar The narrative is thin and repetitive The only thing that makes the text spe [...]

    Hadrian
    Intriguing, although a touch repetitive It s interesting to pick apart the details and see what the author gets right and wrong He gets the most obvious facts about Islam wrong, and still vainly hopes for the existence of a Christian King in the East, a Prester John He once confuses the Tigris and the Volga rivers, but then he has an excellent description of the Chinese salt trade It s a fun read, though one which survives across vast distance.

    Jan-Maat
    On the face of it this the classic account of traveller Marco Polo s journey from Venice to China and back again is pretty straight forward Man makes journey, writes book, has mint named after him.Yet it is still controversial over what it alleges, contains and does not contain The book has a complex and unclear textual history That names of persons, places and offices are in a Persian form is remarkable given the claim that the Polos were active at the court of the Mongol Khan in China The invo [...]

    David
    Here s a book that looks fantastic on the cover it s the story of Marco Polo s incredible travels to the East, told by the man himself Then you open the book and look into it a bit and realize that it might be boring against all odds For one, it isn t the tale of his adventure Instead, it s a systematic description of all the countries one can find east of Italy Check that no narrative.Then you actually start reading and you find out that no one not Marco Polo, not the scribe who wrote down his [...]

    Nandakishore Varma
    I loved it He was lying most of the time about India, however I mean, it s hot here in the tropics, but boiling eggs in the river And dog headed people But they were such colourful and entertaining lies.

    Chiara
    Che viaggio Pi di un mese di lettura del resto Marco Polo ci ha messo poco meno di vent anni, quindi tutto sommato andata beneA Marco Polo, grandissimo personaggio, viaggiatore straordinario, autore di una delle opere pi importanti della storia, voto 5 su 5, e anche pi Al Milione, o Libro delle Meraviglie del Mondo, come da tradizione francese, o The Travels of Marco Polo, com noto dagli anglosassoni, 5 stelle meritatissime Il racconto di una vita passata a esplorare terre lontane un mondo, assi [...]

    Carlos Bazzano
    Marco Polo, fue uno de los personajes que m s admiraci n despertaban en m cuando era ni o recuerdo cierto programa de televisi n en forma de dibujos animados que relataba sus aventuras, el nombre se me ha ido , quiz la leyenda m s que el personaje hist rico en s mismo Muchas veces hab a o do hablar del relato de sus grandiosos viajes y la curiosidad siempre me hab a conducido a buscar tales relatos y tard en dar con ellos Confieso que, de haber le do El libro de las maravillas en mi infancia o a [...]

    Stacia
    I feel like my reading of this book has taken as long as Polo s travels Mostly, though, it was because I got sidetracked by the extensive footnotes subsequent internet research on various topics found in Polo s book Polo s tales are an eclectic mix of geography notes, merchant business observations, descriptions of plants animals governments cultural customs interspersed with strange outrageous tales many true along with plenty of gossip hearsay plenty false It s almost like a mix of a dry textb [...]

    Adrian
    The Travels of Marco Polo may be perhaps the most challenging travelogue ever put together While Marco Polo was not the first to write about lands distant and alien to one s own, he wrote of a journey of immense challenge and difficulty Difficulty that is difficult to appreciate in our modern world First of all, the most notable controversy was Maro Polo a fraud This reader disagrees While some regard it as suspect that he traveled to Yuan Dynasty China and did not mention the largely Han practi [...]

    Liz
    This is the narrative of one of the most famous explorers in history, describing his adventures in the Far East as a sort of emissary for the great Kublai Khan In it he describes all of the strange cities and peoples he comes across in his years wandering through the exotic locales encompassed by the Khan s extensive empire.I m sure that when this narrative was first published, it would have been considered fascinating reading by the general public, as it describes places, peoples and things tha [...]

    Susan
    It took me forever to finish this A massive book of facts without flesh It was like reading a phonebook dry, repetitive, lacking depth and in need of a good editor And every so often, you d come across odd statements like this But, now that we have embarked on this topic, we have had second thoughts about setting it down in writing for after all it is very well known to many people So let us drop the subject and start on another one It was very strange to me how any traveler to these fascinating [...]

    Karolina Kat
    The Travels by Marco Polo are without question one of the most important texts of our culture The text reveals not only how little the 13th century man knew about the world outside his own domain but also how he perceived the world around him In Polo s work reality mixes with the perception of magical and unknown All in all, a very enriching reading.

    Arwen56
    Libro decisamente anomalo, direi, per diversi motivi 1 In primo luogo, non stato neppure redatto nel volgare italiano, bens , a quanto mi risulta, principalmente in francese antico lingua d o l Di conseguenza, il testo che leggiamo una delle tante traduzioni esistenti Quanto possa essere fedele all originale da vedersi.2 Non neanche stato scritto dallo stesso Marco Polo, ma dettato a Rustico da Pisa nel carcere in cui entrambi allora si trovavano Quanto sia possibile attribuire al primo o sia in [...]

    K.D. Absolutely
    This novel is among the 501 MUST READ BOOKS and it was written in 1298 So, next to the Holy Bible this is now the 2nd most oldest book that I ve ever read In fact, in the travel book that I read last month about the travels of Ferdinand Magellan, this book was mentioned several times as the Magellan fleet brought this book It was the same case for Christopher Columbus because both the world navigators came after the travels of Marco Polo, his father Nicolo and his uncle Maffeo that happened in 1 [...]

    Dan
    Interesting for both it s accuracies and inaccuracies and the insight provided on the medieval point of view of foreign cultures Unfortunately, Polo tends to simplify nearly every culture he encounters into one very large pot In example, he seems to be under the impression that all idolaters read non christians, non muslims, non jews all follow one giant pan asian religion These kind of assumptions make a lot of his observations nearly useless, revealing about the author than the subject.Add to [...]

    Meg
    Come non appassionarsi allo straordinario racconto di Marco Polo, del suo viaggio e di tutte le stranezze che incontra Come non desiderare di aver visto con i propri occhi le meraviglie del palazzo di Ciandu, o il ponte di marmo sul fiume Pulisanghin Ecco, se non lo avete mai fatto, vi consiglio di leggere il Milione e di lasciarvi trasportare sulle ali della fantasia o sulla groppa di un destriero dei Tartari, come vi pare.

    Mariel Zani Begoña
    This book was a lot better than I was expecting It s not definitely a one sitting read because it can be a little repetitive, But I didn t hate it.Este libro fue mejor de lo que me esperaba No es definitivamente un libro para leer en una sentada poruqe puede tornarse un poco repetitivo No lo odi , de todas formas

    dbd
    Very interesting historical account of Polo s travels to Mongolia and China, He spent much time there than I had known, not all of it by design He was highly regarded by Kublai Kahn for his knowledge of western culture which was of great interest to the Kahn Polo was surprised, as was I, by the sophistication of the Mongolian culture.

    Individualfrog
    I m not sure what caused me to credit the reviews of this book which say it is boring and procrastinate on reading this after my brother gave it to me for my birthday last year I generally make it a rule not to read reviews before reading a book at all, and experience has taught me that most peoples opinions of Famous Classic Books, especially if they are older than say Jane Austen, rarely match my own But I did credit them, and sort of anticipated this would be a chore, especially as the prefac [...]

    Procyon Lotor
    Educazione veneziana Libro di viaggi, d avventure, di storia, geografia, tecnica, economia e sociologia Collezione d aneddoti e romanzo di formazione pure, non scordiamo che Marco Polo part giovinetto e torn uomo Ricostruito da filologi d erudizione sconfinata e poi questa edizione ritradotto in un italiano anticato dall ottima Bellonci Sono brevi scritti, taluni vere e proprie schede geopolitiche, Polo spessissimo cita la citt sempre nobilissima e bellissima, un vero PR, salvo poi nei dettagli [...]

    Jean
    This is a book of which I cannot say, I couldn t put it down Many of the 650 year old accounts of Polo s travels through 13th century Asia were vividly described yet others were very matter of fact and well, dry for the most part For example, most of the places he visited and subsequently dictated to his prison cell mate, Rusticiano, were described in this manner s inhabitants, for the most part Mahometans, with some Nestorian Christians, and the rest idolaters are subjects of the grand khan Pro [...]

    Hans
    This book does not read like a novel, and at times it is a bit arduous to get through, so it has its low points But in contrast when it is good it is really good Many of the stories are hard to believe So many of the cultures he describes have obviously been wiped out of existence so this is a text that testifies of the rich cultural diversity of the planet just under 800 years ago I envy Marco Polo, and even though many of his tales may be exaggerations I wish I could have lived during his time [...]

    Tlsmith
    A translation of Marco Polo s account of his travels through the Middle East and Asia I have spoken to some people who think that this book is too dry which may make sense since Polo was a merchant and the stated purpose of his book is to let other merchants know what products and resources were available in these new lands It could be the translation that I read I chose the right one here but it was in no sense dry or boring Imagining Polo traveling through Baghdad, across the Gobi Desert, and [...]

    Tomas
    When at first I saw this book, I thought it would be an engaging story about Marco Polo s travels That is NOT what this book is nor, indeed, what it s supposed to be What s it like, then A dull description of consecutive town, with little to no variation Admittedly, there were some detailed descriptions of feasts and battles, but it was, for the most part, like this is a great town, the people worship this deity and use this currency, now let s move on Researching ancient Asia and the Silk Road [...]

    FP
    Marco Polo, hiciste uno de los viajes m s interesantes de tu poca, trajiste nueva informaci n del mundo a Europa y fuiste un turista privilegiado C mo puedes convertir todo eso en una historia tan aburrida Supongo que en parte l no era tan buen narrador, pero al parecer el grueso del problema data en que las distintas ediciones copiadas a mano esto fue antes de la imprenta variaban mucho unas de otras Tambi n puede estar el problema en quien escribi la historia Rustichello da Pisa , a quien Marc [...]

    Ingrid
    Again, how can you give history less than a 3 The book was initially disappointing to me, because I thought Marco had high tales of adventure and wonder, when actually his book is like a journal But, that s why you read, correct WHAT a life he walked from Italy to the edge of China a back discovering people and places that no one in Europe had ever heard of and upon returning, no one was even impressed And even after the story was written, his renown is relegated to a childhood swimming pool ga [...]

    Will
    I read this as I was travelling through Mongolia There are some entertaining gems tucked away in this book colourful and unique descriptions of cities and peoples now changed beyond recognition, but to get to these one must wade through long sections of drivel, endless repetition of the same stock phrases and a somewhat haphazard narration I don t know why but I d assumed that a writer almost contemporaneous with Dante might have had a better grasp of style Still, this is a unique book and hence [...]

    Juan Ruiz
    It is fascinating to read this book trying to think you are an Italian from the XIII century, arriving to all these unknown places, seeing all these different customs, languages, foods, etc Today we know so much about China and Japan, and even with all these helps, we see ourselves in a completely differnt world once we try to interact with those cultures, so, trying to imagine what these Italians must have experienced is just mind boggling.

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