Marco Polo's Silk Road: The Art of the Journey - An Italian at the Court of Kublai Khan (The Art of Wisdom)

3.73 avg rating
( 22 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781780280158: Marco Polo's Silk Road: The Art of the Journey - An Italian at the Court of Kublai Khan (The Art of Wisdom)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In the late 1290s, an imprisoned Venetian merchant dictated an account of his amazing adventures in China. That book, The Travels of Marco Polo, was an instant success. Though scholars once derided Polo's tale, today's historians accept it as accurate. The original manuscripts are long lost, but now, for the first time, a modernized hybrid edition has been compiled from translations by William Marsden and Henry Yule. Comprising nearly 150 chapters, this superbly illustrated, silk-bound abridgement of this seminal work is a treasure worthy of its subject.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Marco Polo (c.1254-1324) was a Christian merchant from the Venetian Republic who learned about trading while his father and uncle were absent on an extended journey through Asia, which culminated in a visit with the great khan Kublai. In 1269 the brothers returned to Venice and met Marco for the first time. The three of them then embarked on a new journey to Asia and the court of the khan, returning after more than two decades to find Venice at war. Marco was imprisoned in Genoa, whereupon he dictated his romantic-sounding stories to a cellmate. The popularity of his account is a rare example of a success in publishing before the age of printing.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 9.99
US$ 23.16

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Marco Polo
Published by Watkins Media, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins Media, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the late 1290s Venetian merchant Marco Polo dictated an account of his own travels in north and south China (Cathay and Manji, in Polo s terminology) to a scribe with whom he shared a prison cell in Genoa. Despite the fact that there was still no printing in Europe, the book was a popular success (in manuscript). The Travels of Marco Polo can rightly be described as the founding adventure book of the modern world. With modern China today finally occupying its rightful place on the world stage, Polo s masterpiece remains a fascinating account of old China from a highly observant foreign visitor. The original manuscripts have long been lost, but the English translations by William Marsden and Henry Yule, based on hybrid versions, are each regarded as having particular strengths - and this book presents a modernised abridgement of the most reliable passages. Consisting of nearly 150 individual chapters, this beautifully produced edition is perfect for dipping into as well as more serious study. Polo s travels through Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia and China remained unsurpassed in scope for centuries. His record of the manners, customs and beliefs of the diverse people he encountered are entertaining and unique. Polo was a forerunner of the great age of exploration. In his wake followed Columbus (who was inspired by Marco Polo s description of the riches of the Far East), Magellan and Vasco da Gama - and the world was changed forever. Seller Inventory # AA99781780280158

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Watkins (Editor), John Masefield (Introduction)
Published by Watkins (2011)
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1780280157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by Watkins (2011)
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1780280157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Marco Polo
Published by Watkins Media, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins Media, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the late 1290s Venetian merchant Marco Polo dictated an account of his own travels in north and south China (Cathay and Manji, in Polo s terminology) to a scribe with whom he shared a prison cell in Genoa. Despite the fact that there was still no printing in Europe, the book was a popular success (in manuscript). The Travels of Marco Polo can rightly be described as the founding adventure book of the modern world. With modern China today finally occupying its rightful place on the world stage, Polo s masterpiece remains a fascinating account of old China from a highly observant foreign visitor. The original manuscripts have long been lost, but the English translations by William Marsden and Henry Yule, based on hybrid versions, are each regarded as having particular strengths - and this book presents a modernised abridgement of the most reliable passages. Consisting of nearly 150 individual chapters, this beautifully produced edition is perfect for dipping into as well as more serious study. Polo s travels through Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia and China remained unsurpassed in scope for centuries. His record of the manners, customs and beliefs of the diverse people he encountered are entertaining and unique. Polo was a forerunner of the great age of exploration. In his wake followed Columbus (who was inspired by Marco Polo s description of the riches of the Far East), Magellan and Vasco da Gama - and the world was changed forever. Seller Inventory # AA99781780280158

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1780280157. Seller Inventory # ST1780280157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Marco Polo
Published by Watkins Publishing LTD (2011)
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins Publishing LTD, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0001646437

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.28
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Marco Polo
Published by Watkins Media
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins Media. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781780280158

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.18
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Marco Polo
Published by Watkins Publishing (2011)
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins Publishing, 2011. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9781780280158

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.21
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Polo, Marco
Published by Watkins Publishing (2011)
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 13
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins Publishing, 2011. Condition: New. 2011. Hardcover. A superbly illustrated, silk-bound gift edition of one of the greatest travel adventures - Marco Polo set out from Venice along ancient trade routes to the court of Kublai Khan, beginning an epic, 24-year odyssey into a world of wonders never before described Num Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1F; 3H; HBJF; RGR; WTLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 162 x 29. Weight in Grams: 946. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781780280158

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Polo, Marco
Published by Watkins Publishing
ISBN 10: 1780280157 ISBN 13: 9781780280158
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 13
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Watkins Publishing. Condition: New. 2011. Hardcover. A superbly illustrated, silk-bound gift edition of one of the greatest travel adventures - Marco Polo set out from Venice along ancient trade routes to the court of Kublai Khan, beginning an epic, 24-year odyssey into a world of wonders never before described Num Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1F; 3H; HBJF; RGR; WTLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 162 x 29. Weight in Grams: 946. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781780280158

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book