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    DescriptionMarco 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. The Travels recounts Polo's journey to the eastern court of Kublai Khan, the chieftain of the Mongol empire which covered the Asian continent, but which was almost unknown to Polo's contemporaries. Encompassing a twenty-four year period from 1721, Polo's account details his travels in the service of the empire, from Beijing to northern India and ends with the remarkable story of Polo's return voyage from the Chinese port of Amoy to the Persian Gulf. Alternately factual and fantastic, Polo's prose at once reveals the medieval imagination's limits, and captures the wonder of subsequent travel writers when faced with the unfamiliar, the exotic or the unknown.


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    Title
    The Travels of Marco Polo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marco Polo, Translated by William Marsden, Introduction by Benjamin Colbert, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853264733
    ISBN 10: 1853264733
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: WT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, HIS008000, SCI030000, TRV000000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 915.04
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: G370.P72 1997
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 910.927
    DC20: 915.10425
    Thema V1.0: WT, JB, DNL
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Herts