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Marco Polo: Journey to the East

Marco Polo (1254-1324) was a Venetian merchant traveler whose travels are recorded in Il Milione, a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned about trading whilst his father and uncle, Niccolo and Maffeo, travelled through Asia and apparently met Kublai Khan. In 1269, they returned to Venice to meet Marco for the first time. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, returning after 24 years to find Venice at war with Genoa; Marco was imprisoned, and dictated his stories to a cellmate. He was released in 1299, became a wealthy merchant, married and had three children. He died in 1324, and was buried in San Lorenzo. (from wikipedia.org)

Marco Polo: Journey to the East

This film presents a biographical introduction of the Venetian adventurer and trader - Marco Polo - and retraces his journeys to the East through historic re-enactments.


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e-Books
The travels of Marco Polo
The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition. Including the unabridged third edition (1903) of Henry Yule's annotated translation, as revised by Henri Cordier; together with Cordier's later volume of notes and addenda (1920).
The travels of Marco Polo
Author: Marco Polo, 1254-1324; Hugh Murray, 1779-1846; Rusticiano da Pisa. Subject: Mongols; Asia; travel. Publisher: Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd; London, Simpkin, Marshall & co. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
The story of Marco Polo
Author: Noah Books, 1830-1903. Subject: Marco Polo, 1254-1324; Voyages and Travels to Asia. Publisher: New York : The Century. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.