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The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume I: The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition

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As many schoolchildren know, Marco Polo (c. 1254-1324) was a Venetian traveler who, with his father and uncle, traveled to the Orient and brought back fabulous stories of exotic lands and people to an unbelieving medieval Europe. The journey lasted 25 years, 17 of which were spent at the court of Kublai Khan, the Chinese emperor. At some point after his return home, Marco ...more
Paperback, 784 pages
Published 1993 by Dover (first published 1285)
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David
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: travel-writing
A pleasure, along with volume 2, as much for the Yule-Cordier notes as for 'The Book' itself. I'm not a Marco expert, never mind the Yūan Dynasty, never mind the thirteenth century, but by most accounts this is the standard English text these days, as it has been for more than a century, and it's the version Ezra Pound read, in the 1903 edition, which is good enough for me. Includes famously the earliest known account of Japan, or 'Chipangu', in a European language.
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May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you want to read The Travels of Marco Polo, this is the edition to go with. A ton of added info, including background and fact checking.
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Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
For Yule's notes. A treasure-house.
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Marco Polo was supposedly born in the Venetian Republic, in what is now Venice, Italy. There are also stories and various documents which point to his ancestry originating in Korčula, Croatia.

He was a well known trader and an explorer. He recorded his adventures in a book published as "The Travels of Marco Polo". The original copies of his works are lost.
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