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Making Marco Polo | CBC Radio
Almost everything we think we know about Marco Polo - traveller, explorer, the man who brought the wonders of the East to the West - is being questioned. Tony Luppino searches for the real man and story behind the legendary wanderer, and discovers someone even more interesting and unexpected.
Title Marco Polo, Il Milione, Chapter CXXIII and CXXIV, page from the Book "The Travels of Marco Polo" ("Il milione"), originally published during Polos lifetime 1298-1299, but frequently reprinted and translated . Livre des merveilles fol. 58r. The Khan at war, Faksimile UB Graz Sig.: HB 15 210/P 778.
The Adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman and Linas Alsenas (2006, Hardcover) for sale online | eBay
Freedman prepares readers for ambiguity right from the contents page. Was Marco Polo the world's most accomplished explorer?. Had he really seen the "Roof of the World" in Central Asia, and the "City of Heaven" in far-off China?. | eBay!
Marco Polo: china, east, en, far, history, marco, merchant, polo, venice | Glogster EDU - Interactive multimedia posters
Marco Polo was not the first European to reach China (see Europeans in Medieval China), but he was the first to leave a detailed chronicle of his experience. This book inspired Christopher Columbus and many other travellers. There is a substantial literature based on Polo's writings; he also influenced European cartography, leading to the introduction of the Fra Mauro map. #Glogster #MarcoPolo