Venice Marco Polo Guide

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Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829706804

Category:

Page: 136

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Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.

Marco Polo

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Author: Laurence Bergreen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307267695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, along the dangerous Silk Road, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, where he won the trust of the most feared and reviled leader of his day. Polo introduced the cultural riches of China to Europe, spawning centuries of Western fascination with Asia. In this lively blend of history, biography, and travelogue, acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen separates myth from history, creating the most authoritative account yet of Polo's remarkable adventures. Exceptionally narrated and written with a discerning eye for detail, Marco Polo is as riveting as the life it describes.

Marco Polo Venice City Map

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Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829759281

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Page: N.A

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Let the Marco Polo city map of Venice guide you around this awe-inspiring city. Highly durable and waterproof, this handy, pocket-size Venice map folds away easily and is always on standby to help when you're stuck. • Laminated finish – it feels like paper but it’s waterproof, durable and tear-resistant! This hard-wearing, little pocket map of Venice will withstand lots of folding and refolding. • Pocket size - the handy, light-weight, pocket-size format contains huge coverage of Venice. • Easy to use - the super clear mapping in strong colours and clear text will help you navigate the city like a local. • Marco Polo Highlights are now included – the Top Ten sights are featured with a brief description and are marked on the map to help you get more from your trip. • Suggested tours – two inspirational itineraries are included, offering you ideas of what to see and how to plan your day • Public transport maps – the centre of Venice is easy to navigate on foot - but to enjoy all this city has to offer (and if your feet have had enough!) then look no further than the easy reference Venice transport map. • Detailed scale - the scale is 1 : 5 500 showing you even the smallest of streets. • Shopping destinations, coffee shops, bars, restaurants and tourist information, are also listed and cross-referenced. • Ideal for short break, fly-drive and package holidays. • Extensive street index – perfect to help you find your destination easily and quickly • Extended coverage – ideal for exploring slightly further afield Trust Marco Polo's clear mapping and thorough street index to guide you around the wonderful city of Venice.

Marco Polo

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Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438148615

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Page: N.A

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In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

A Companion to the Public Television Film

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Author: Denis Belliveau,Francis O'Donnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742557375

Category: History

Page: 288

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Did Marco Polo reach China? This richly illustrated companion volume to the public television film chronicles the remarkable two-year expedition of explorers Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell as they sought the answer to this controversial 700-year-old question. With Polo's book, The Travels of Marco Polo, as their guide, they journeyed over 25,000 miles becoming the first to retrace his entire path by land and sea without resorting to helicopters or airplanes. Surviving deadly skirmishes and capture in Afghanistan, they were the first Westerners in a generation to cross its ancient forgotten passageway to China, the Wakhan Corridor. Their camel caravan on the southern Silk Road encountered the deadly singing sands of the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts. In Sumatra, where Polo was stranded waiting for trade winds, they lived with the Mentawai tribes, whose culture has remained unchanged since the Bronze Age. They became among the first Americans granted visas to enter Iran, where Polo fulfilled an important mission for Kublai Khan. Accompanied by 200 stunning full-color photographs, the text provides a fascinating account of the lands and peoples the two hardy adventurers encountered during their perilous journey. The authors' experiences are remarkably similar to descriptions from Polo's account of his own travels and life. Laden with adventure, humor, diplomacy, history, and art, this book is compelling proof that travel is the enemy of bigotry—a truth that resonates from Marco Polo's time to our own.

Marco Polo and the Realm of Kublai Khan

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Author: Tim McNeese,William H. Goetzmann

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438102461

Category: Asia

Page: 158

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In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo traveled from Venice to meet the great ruler of the east, Kublai Khan. This ruler of the enormous Mongol Empire invited Polo into his service; thus began Polo's 25 years of travel to the far corners of the Mongol empire. Wh

Venice Marco Polo Travel Guide - with Pull Out Map

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Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9783829755566

Category:

Page: 222

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Let Marco Polo's Venice Travel Guide show you the heart of Venice. If you're a bit short of time to prepare for your trip, don't want to miss anything and like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out, look no further. This inspirational, itinerary-based guide comes in a unique, spiral bound format designed to be used on the move. Visit Murano to see how glass is blown, take a canal cruise on a gondola or vaporetto and enjoy a night on Piazza San Marco. The city awaits! Each chapter in the Venice Spiral Guide is based around a region of the city and includes: - Instant knowledge - a neat, introductory overview split into 3 areas - Top 10, Don't Miss, At Your Leisure so you get an instant idea of what that area is like and whether it suits your mood that day - Inspirational ideas from dawn til dusk - 'My Special Day' is a recommended tour exploring an area or a different aspect of the destination - Instant information - a straight to the point, unique, questioning structure highlights the key points for all Top 10 sights in a fun and highly accessible way - Relaxation - every sight has a suggestion for time out so you have time to pause and savor the moment whether it's in a park or people watching in a lovely coffee shop - Try something new - if you've been before our Insider Tips will uncover sides of the city that might have eluded you last time In addition to the refreshing, instant access content, the format of the guide makes it super easy to use on the move: - Spiral binding makes it easy to handle, you can fold the book back on itself so it's always ready on the page you need - Pocket size - easily fits in a pocket or small bag for quick reference - Use it on your walking tour - detailed street atlas and pull out map are also included So you haven't had a chance to sift through Trip Advisor, read that doorstep sized guide or get advice from your friends. No worries. Your Marco Polo Venice Spiral Travel Guide is here to help. With all the key information neatly put together in this handy, pocket sized guide, you're good to go.

Venice Marco Polo Pocket Guide

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Author: Marco Polo Travel

Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9783829707886

Category:

Page: 140

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Experience the wonderful atmosphere of Venice, this traffic-free city: whether walking along its alleys, crossing its bridges or relaxing in a gondola on the Grand Canal, this practical, pocket-sized guide shows you all the highlights. The Insider Tips reveal where you can discover out-of-the-way canals and islands aboard traditional wooden barges.

Venice Marco Polo Guide

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Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9783829706803

Category:

Page: 136

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Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.

The Spirit of Venice

From Marco Polo to Casanova

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Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139600

Category: Art

Page: 368

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The Spirit of Venice is a history of the first great economic and naval power of the modern Western world, from its struggle to ascendancy, through the arc of its glory - when its trading empire reached as far afield as China, Syria and West Africa - to the beginning of its long and fascinating decline. Told through the lives of the brilliant and often wayward individuals who are inextricably bound to the Republic, this is the story of the Venice of Marco Polo, Titian, Tintoretto, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Casanova, and a scintillating array of equally captivating heroes and villains. It reveals a vibrant city of invention, which pioneered banking, presided over the first bond-market crash, and whose renowned Arsenal became the world's first assembly line. And while Venice had no Statue of Liberty or mother of parliaments, it was for many years the nearest the modern western world came to a liberal democracy. Gloriously rich with detail and intrigue, The Spirit of Venice constitutes a refreshing and authoritative new way into the history of the most evocative of cities.

The Life and Times of Marco Polo

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Author: Susan Zannos

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 161228907X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Marco Polo, the first European to travel to China and return to write about his adventures, was born in Venice in 1254. Marco's father had left on a journey to Asia before the boy was born. Marco did not see his father and uncle, Niccolo and Maffeo Polo, until fifteen years later. In 1271 the three Polos left Venice and headed for the court of Kublai Khan in eastern China. The journey took them more than three years—they arrived in 1275. Marco Polo became a favorite of the Great Khan, and was sent on important missions all over the Mongol Empire. Marco and his father and uncle served Kublai Khan for 17 years. When they returned to Venice in 1295, Marco became the captain of a merchant ship and was captured and imprisoned in Genoa. While in prison he and another prisoner who was a writer of romances wrote the story of Marco Polo's adventures.

China in Venice

From the Han Dynasty to Marco Polo : Catalogue Edited by the Museum of Chinese History in Peking, the Seminar of Chinese Language and Literature of the University of Venice, the Italian Institute for the Middle and Far-East (IsMEO) ; Chinese Texts Translated by Magda Abbiati and Mario Sabattini ; Explanatory Panels by Roberto Ciarla ; English Translations by Dorothy Hay and Jacqueline De Diana

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 230

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What's So Great About Marco Polo?

A Biography of Marco Polo Just for Kids!

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Author: Sam Rogers

Publisher: KidLit-O Press

ISBN: 1629172170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 70

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Marco Polo’s sense of wonder started when he was young. As a child growing up in the streets of Venice, Italy, his imagination often turned to Asia and to what might be going on there. Little did he know that soon he would be traveling to that mysterious continent personally. You may know his name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about him?" This book (part of the “What’s So Great About…”) series, gives kids insight into life, times and career of Marco Polo.

Marco Polo's Book

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Author: John Critchley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351919970

Category:

Page: N.A

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Marco Polo and his book may seem to have been well served by scholars, yet the majority have been concerned to write about his travels in Asia, what he did or did not see, and how useful he is as a source on the East. John Critchley's subject, on the other hand, is the text of Polo's book itself and the political and ideological context - the crusades, the Mongol missions, the French presence in Italy - in which it was put together by its author(s), and read by its audience. The homogeneity of the 'original' Franco-Italian text and the accepted relationship between this text and the Latin recensions is tested by computer analysis. An examination of vocabulary and other textual features draws out the different attitudes and contributions of Polo himself and his various editors and translators. Critchley's book will be of interest not only to those concerned with the history of later medieval Europe but also to specialists in medieval Asia, who will find it useful to know about the background and composition of so famous and frequently cited a work. On pourrait penser que Marco Polo et son livre ont ete amplement debattus par les specialistes en la matiere, cependant la majorite a surtout ecrit A propos de ses voyages en Asie, ce qu'il avait ou n'avait pas vu et sur son utilite en tant que source de references sur l'Orient. Le sujet traite par John Critchley par contre, est le texte mAame du livre de Polo, ainsi que le contexte politique et ideologique - les croisades, les missions mongoles, la presence franAaise en Italie - dans lequel il a ete compose par son ou ses auteurs et dans lequel ses lecteurs ont pu le lire. L'homogeneAte du texte franco-italien d'origine et le rapport accepte entre celui-ci et les revisions latines ont ete analyses par ordinateur. Un examen du vocabulaire et d'autres caracteristiques litteraires fait transparaA(R)tre les differences d'attitudes et de contributions entre Polo

Marco Polo's Le Devisement Du Monde

Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity

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Author: Simon Gaunt

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843843528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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The first book in English to examine one of the most important and influential texts from a literary perspective.

Discoverers and Explorers

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Author: Edward Shaw

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845710578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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In diesem Buch finden sich alle bedeutenden Entdecker und Entdeckungsreisen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts wieder. Dazu zählen unter anderem die Fahrten von Columbus, Marco Polo und Amerigo Verpucci. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

MARCO POLO Travel Guide Venice

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Author: Walter M. Weiss

Publisher: Mair Dumont Marco Polo

ISBN: 382978029X

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Arrive and hit the ground running! The travel guide with Insider Tips. Now available as an eBook with lots of additional functionality. - Top Highlights at a glance - Marco Polo Insider Tips with detailed background information - Over 300 web links lead you directly to the Insider Tip websites - Offline maps with street index - Google Map links aid speedy route planning - Public transport maps with links to timetables Have fun from the moment you arrive and make the most of those precious days off. Enjoy a hassle free trip, full of new experiences and adventures ranging from total relaxation to extreme activities. Having fun is what it's all about. Personal recommendations from the authors for all occasions: - 'Where to start?' highlights the ideal starting point to explore the destination from - 'Best of' chapter features special tips for when it rains, things to do for free, chill out & relax for all occasions and moods. Only in highlights unique experiences, making a visit even more memorable - 'The Perfect Day' and 'The Perfect Route' is the best way to get to know a destination intimately for those with limited time. Includes practical tips on how to beat queues, get the best view and much more - The chapter 'Links, Blogs, Apps & More' provides easy access to even more information, videos and networks Experience the sights and discover exceptional hotels, restaurants, trendy places, festivals, concerts, sports and activities. Our Special Tip: Create your own personal itinerary by bookmarking the text and adding your own notes and browse the eBook in seconds with the handy full-text search facility! Please note: Not all eReaders fully support the additional functionality we have developed for our eBooks (e.g. web links, map zoom-ability). Please also be aware that loading time of content may vary between devices. Please consider these points prior to making your purchase.

Marco Polo

Venetian Adventurer

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Author: Henry Hersch Hart

Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travelers

Page: 306

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He went with Marco Polo

a story of Venice and Cathay

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Author: Louise Andrews Kent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

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Tells the story of Marco polo through the eyes of his friend, Tonio Tumba.