Marco Polo's account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands, and recorded customs, natural history, strange sights, historical legends, and much more. From the dazzling courts of Kublai Khan to the perilous deserts of Persia, no book contains a richer magazine of marvels than the Travels.
This edition, selected and edited by the great scholar Manuel Komroff, also features the classic and stylistically brilliant Marsden translation, revised and corrected, as well as Komroff's Introduction to the 1926 edition.
About the Author
Sir Henry Yule (1 May 1820 - 30 December 1889) was a Scottish Orientalist. He published many travel books including translations of the work of Marco Polo and Mirabilia by the 14th century Dominican FriarJordanus. Cordier, Henri, 1849-1925
William Marsden is co-author of the international bestsellers Angels of Death and The Road to Hell. He is
an award-winning senior investigative reporter for the "Gazette" in Montreal.
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