Marco Polo, Journey to the East


This is a fascinating account of Marco Polo’s historic journey through Asia in the 13th century, and especially his residence at the court of Kublai Khan.

It is told through a well-written narrative and has beautiful illustrations, presumably taken from early editions of his book.

There are also interviews with modern commentators who discuss the importance of his work and its influence on later travelers.

Polo’s account was the first real contact that Europeans had with Far Eastern culture, and they were sceptical about the stories he told.

But in most details Marco has turned out to be remarkably accurate, and his work has gained credibility with time.

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