So, next to the Holy Bible this is now the 2nd most oldest book that I've ever read. Di conseguenza, il testo che leggiamo è una delle tante traduzioni esistenti. It's a fun read, though one which survives across vast distance. During Marco Polo's visit the Japanese were cannibals! Polo, Marco Marco Polo's travels to Asia 1271—95 , immortalized in his Travels of Marco Polo. Most of this narrative is broken down into sections, each focusing on a specific city, describing its notable geography and architecture, its imports and exports, and the people who live there and their customs.
There is, however, ample evidence to show that Polo considered himself an adoptive son of his new country. Marco Polo 1254-1329 has achieved an almost archetypal status as a traveller, and his Travels is one of the first great travel books of Western literature, outside the ancient world. These kind of assumptions make a lot of his observations nearly useless, revealing more about the author than the sub Interesting for both it's accuracies and inaccuracies and the insight provided on the medieval point of view of foreign cultures. So, next to the Holy Bible this is now the 2nd most oldest book that I've ever read. Anyway, I think it was a good book to read once, just to be able to say I did it. I envy Marco Polo, and even though many of his tales may be exaggerations I wish I could have lived during his time and wandered the globe observing the different cultures of the earth.
We know the richness of these regions from the writings of subsequent travelers and historians, but Polo makes them all seem strikingly similar. A few sections of the book are contrary to surviving Chinese records, including the claim that Marco Polo was a Chinese governor records show otherwise or that his uncle and father helped the Mongols win an important Chinese battle again, records show otherwise. I recommend this book only to people interested in 13th-century history and people who enjoy travel narratives, fictitious, truthful, or blends of both. For one, it isn't the tale of his adventure. The wealth of new geographic information recorded by Polo was widely used in the late 15th and the 16th centuries, during the age of the great European voyages of discovery and conquest. The three Polos set off in a fleet of boats with golden tablets from Kublai Khan that guarantee them safe passage and special treatment throughout the Empire. From 1972 onwards the Ivan Franko-class ships were rebuilt.
These mountains at the time were believed by the travelers to be the highest mountains in the world and the long strenuous journey across these mountains took 52 days! This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster. The construction of this class featured some notable differences from contemporary ships built in the west. In fact, in the travel book that I read last month about the travels of Ferdinand Magellan, this book was mentioned several times as the Magellan fleet brought this book. There are so many fascinating facts in this book. Since most of the cities were really not notable, and since they generally shared the culture of all of the other cities around them, this tends to get kind of repetitive after awhile. The London Port Health Authority stated that they were not informed of illness on board the ship when it docked at Tilbury, and Transocean Tours could consequently face legal action.
Odd that he didn't mention the Great Wall of China. Marco Polo departing Helsinki in 2008 during her service with Transocean Tours. The whole episode is dubious, however. But in contrast when it is good it is really good. In this country there is not anything further that is worthy of observation. In order to learn more about Christianity and Western culture, Khan sends the Polo brothers back to Italy with the task of asking the Pope for 100 learned Westerners and oil from the lamp of the Holy Sepulcher. What about Ibn Battuta whose adventures dwarfed all the others.
Then you open the book and look into it a bit and realize that it might be boring against all odds. Many Europeans were very surprised to learn how populous, rich, and complex the East was and the accounts of the people showed that they were very much like Westerners. Her cruise terminated in with passengers being transferred to and via the or by scheduled to arrive mid to late afternoon on Thursday 14 March 2013. The ship ran into a force 10 gale in The Baltic. Marco would spend three years in prison, where he would meet fellow prisoner and Italian romance writer Rustichello da Pisa. However, according to Ian Boyle's website Simplon Postcards she was chartered to the -based between 1979 and 1985. Yet towards the end of reading it I tried listening to the old radio serial loosely based on it, which I had heard an episode or two of before.
However, the book, for the most part, is a travelogue. Fakta om Fartyg in Swedish. اين جزئيات است كه به تصويرى كه از زندگى گذشتگان داريم، روح مى دمد. Marco Polo had left Venice at age 17 and did not return to his home city until age 41! According to the book, the ship carried just 36 passengers on her first transatlantic crossing. Este libro no contiene apasionantes relatos de grandes aventuras, es un buen documento histórico eso sí, pero no más.
Due to this they had unusually large provision and storage areas, enabling a cruising range of over 10,000 nautical miles 19,000 km. Colonna sonora: Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear. Kublai Khan takes a strong liking to young Marco and tasks him to deliver messages and make reports on other areas of the country. According to reports from the local health officials he had serious underlying health problems and it was not known if a norovirus infection contributed to his death. Libro decisamente anomalo, direi, per diversi motivi: 1 In primo luogo, non è stato neppure redatto nel volgare italiano, bensì, a quanto mi risulta, principalmente in francese antico lingua d'oïl. The British travel writer travelled from to on the ship, as described in his book Slow Boats Home 1985.
The Marco Polo has been the subject of a television programme in the series Mighty Cruise Ships a spin-off of which documented the 2013 voyage to St Petersberg, Russia, and the Baltic States. Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Marco Polo Reisen. It was like reading a phonebook -- dry, repetitive, lacking depth and in need of a good editor. For a reading challenge I had to read the book that has been on my to-read list the longest. Marco Polo was supposedly born in the Venetian Republic, in what is now Venice, Italy.
Returning to Acre, they were given proper credentials, and two friars were assigned to accompany them, though they abandoned the Polos shortly after the expedition resumed. Polo, Marco Marco Polo traveling in a caravan, illustration from the Catalan Atlas 1375 , in the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France. The book has a complex and unclear textual history. Polo gets to wander around for another eighty pages or so before concluding that he's covered the known world. No es definitivamente un libro para leer en una sentada poruqe puede tornarse un poco repetitivo. I found myself digging For a reading challenge I had to read the book that has been on my to-read list the longest. Reportedly the company gave the passengers an option to either stay with the ship until she returned to Tilbury on 11 July or to return to their homes earlier by a specially arranged charter train.