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Contemporaries of Marco Polo Marco Polo Was Not The First Traveler To Visit The East Nor Was He The Only Medieval Traveller To Give Us A Record Of His Journey He Was Preceded By Several Travellers Who Visited The Mongol Courts And Brought Back To Medieval Europe Vivid Records Of A Strange Eastern Civilization Marco Polo Visited The Court Of The Last Great Khan, Kublai But By That Time The Empire Was Already Starting To Disintegrate.William Of Rubruck And John Of Pian De Carpini Both Visited The Courts Of Kuyuk And Mangu, The Two Great Khans Before Kublai Their Journals Preserve For The Modern Reader An Intimate And Striking Portrait Of The Great Mongol Civilization.But Even Before These Men, Rabbi Benjamin Of Tudela Journeyed Further Into The Eastern Countries Than Any Of His Predecessors While Europe Was Going Through The Dark Ages He Found A Culture Which Studied Many Of The Greek And Latin Classics.Finally, About Twenty Years After Marco Polo, Friar Odoric Was Sent East As Part Of An Extended Missionary Movement His Narrative Describes In Detail Many Places That Marco Polo Failed To Mention Contemporaries Of Marco Polo Brings Back Into Print The Journals Of These Four Medieval Travellers Flawlessly Edited By Manuel Komroff, These Journals Provide A Unique And Invaluable Glimpse Into Medieval Times And Lost Civilizations, And Are Works Of Art In Themselves.

PDF / Epub ☆ Contemporaries of Marco Polo  Author Manuel Komroff – Eiyo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 358 pages
  • Contemporaries of Marco Polo
  • Manuel Komroff
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 0880294388

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    Somewhere I saw a recommendation that we should read original sources whenever possible, rather than just rely on later interpretations This 3 Star book brings the stories of travel in the medieval world written by the original wanderers Three of the travelers roamed from Europe to China before Marco Polo and one after Polo s time Not the most exciting writing but very instructive on the societies and how people lived Three were Christian monks friars and one was a rabbi.First up although Somewhere I saw a recommendation that we should read original sources whenever possible, rather than just rely on later interpretations This 3 Star book brings the stories of travel in the medieval world written by the original wanderers Three of the travelers roamed from Europe to China before Marco Polo and one after Polo s time Not the most exciting writing but very instructive on the societies and how people lived Three were Christian monks friars a...

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