Marco Polo

Marco Polo

The Journey That Changed the World

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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In 1271, a young Italian merchant named Marco Polo embarked on a groundbreaking expedition from Venice, through the Middle East and Central Asia to China. His extraordinary reports of his experiences introduced medieval Europe to an exotic new world of emperors and concubines, amazing cities, huge armies, unusual spices and cuisine, and imperial riches. Marco Polo also revealed the wonders of Xanadu, the summer capital of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. Almost 750 years later, acclaimed author John Man traveled in Marco Polo's footsteps to Xanadu and then on to Beijing and through modern China in search of the history behind the legend. In this enthralling chronicle, Man draws on his own journey, new archaeological findings, and deep archival study to paint a vivid picture of Marco Polo and the great court of Kublai Khan.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781494590215
1494590212
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 59 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon - Narrator
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