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Marco Polo (1) (1254–1324)

Autor(a) de The Travels of Marco Polo

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Obras de Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo (1298) — Autor — 5,106 cópias
The Travels of Marco Polo, Part 1/2 (1984) — Autor — 57 cópias
The Travels of Marco Polo, Part 2/2 (1984) — Autor — 26 cópias
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1948) 20 cópias
El libro de Marco Polo (1901) 9 cópias
Le devisement du monde (2004) 2 cópias
Marco Polos reiser (2011) 2 cópias
Marco Polo. Le Devisement dou monde (2018) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
El millón 1 exemplar(es)
Milión 1 exemplar(es)
La división del mundo 1 exemplar(es)
Milione 1 exemplar(es)
La división del mundo 1 exemplar(es)
The Story of Marco Polo 1 exemplar(es)
Delle cose maravigliose del mondo (1901) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Dragons (2021) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
Classic Travel Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Die Mongolen und ihr Weltreich (1989) — Historical Contributor — 4 cópias
Piirakkasota; valikoima huumoria — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Polo, Marco
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Republic of Venice
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Venice, Venetian Republic
Local de falecimento
Venice, Venetian Republic
Locais de residência
Venice, Venetian Republic



Una preziosissima fotografia di una parte del mondo nel 1200. Molto interessante da tutti i punti di vista.
Anshin | outras 54 resenhas | Jan 16, 2024 |
I guess the biggest surprise of this book is that it's not really a narrative. It's more a description of the world as seen by Marco Polo. This makes it dull in places, and I almost feel I can repeat verbatim the opening to many chapters. "The people here are idolaters. They are subject to the Grand Khan, whose paper money is current between them."

Marco rarely gets into his personal experiences. He doesn't talk about his feelings on seeing these fantastic places, or his difficulties, or even really of the people he meets. Sometimes he gets into some interesting cultural observations, mostly to do with marriage or sexual habits, but otherwise it's pretty dry.

Apparently he was charged with escorting a Mongol princess for part of his journey, and at one point he lost his fortune! At another he governed a town. But he mentions nothing of the first two points and only briefly references the third. I want to hear about the princess! Not 8 different cities, all populated by idolators who use paper money. Of course, if you were a medieval traveller, this information would be much more useful than any story about a princess, and I think therein lies the problem of this book for modern audiences. It's not written for us. It's not written for curiosity or entertainment or historic value, it's a description of the world as it was at the time, written for a medieval audience.
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weemanda | outras 54 resenhas | Nov 2, 2023 |
Have attempted to listen to this audio (downloaded from audible.co.uk) several but so far have had difficulty getting very far into it.[return][return]The narrator is distant and badly recorded - it sounds like he's recorded it down a phone line. The most animation in his voice comes when he stumbles over words he seems not to know but should have practised before recording. Italian in particular seems to be his sticking point - definately an issue when recording a narration of an Italian travelling to the far east! Otherwise his voice is flat and uninteresting - there is narely a breath or change in tone when announcing the chapter changes that happen on a regular basis and that could, nay should, be pulling the listener back to the recording. Instead, it becomes a background noise that is easily tuned out, and therefore missing the possibly fantastical story… (mais)
nordie | outras 54 resenhas | Oct 14, 2023 |
Interesting book!
kslade | outras 54 resenhas | Dec 8, 2022 |



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