The travels of Marco Polo

translated [from the Italian] and with an introduction by Ronald Latham

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 Kubilai 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. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, the wicked caliph and the three kings, among a great many others, evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.

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書名 The travels of Marco Polo
著作者等 Latham, R. E.
Polo, Marco
Latham Ronald
書名別名 Marco Polo : the travels
シリーズ名 Penguin classics
出版元 Penguin
刊行年月 1958
ページ数 379 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 0140440577
NCID BA0427085X
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言語 英語
原文言語 イタリア語
出版国 イギリス