The Travels by Marco PoloThe Travels by Marco Polo

The Travels

byMarco PoloTranslated byNigel CliffIntroduction byNigel Cliff

Paperback | August 2, 2016

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A sparkling new translation of the most famous travel book ever written

Marco Polo’s voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China. Afterward, he served Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions in the Far East. His subsequent account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions; new customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation, and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with color and immediacy, Marco Polo’s book revolutionized Western ideas about the then-unknown East and remains one of the greatest travel accounts of all time. Nigel Cliff’s new translation, based on the original medieval sources, is a fresh, authoritative rendering, with a lively introduction and notes.

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Marco Polo travelled to China in 1271 and spent the next twenty years in the service of Kublai Khan. He wrote his famous Travels after returning home, whilst a prisoner in Genoa. Nigel Cliff was previously a theatre and film critic for The Times and a regular writer for The Economist, among other publications, and now writes historica...
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Title:The TravelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.78 × 5.09 × 0.87 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241253055

ISBN - 13:9780241253052

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super interesting book Honestly, this is one of the coolest books I've ever read. Whether all of Marco Polo's accounts can be viewed at as honest or inflamed is still under a heavy debate. But the content is so fascinatiing that I can overlook this dilemma. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-24