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Title:
Marco Polo and the discovery of the world
Author:
Larner, John, 1930-2008.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Images of Asia and the coming of the Mongols -- The Polos -- Marco Polo and Rustichello -- The making of the book -- The description of the world -- Varieties of the book -- Marco, merchants and missionaries -- Marco among the humanists -- Columbus and after -- Jesuits, imperialists and a conclusion -- A note on manuscripts of the book -- Times of travel to China by land -- Marco Polo and world maps of the fifteenth century.
ISBN:
9780300079715
Format :
Book