Marco polo

The language employed was Franco-Italian—a strange composite tongue fashionable during the 13th and 14th centuries. Kublai, who generally relied on foreigners Marco polo administer his empire, took Marco Polo into his court, possibly as a tax collector. The published editions of his book either rely on single manuscripts, blend multiple versions together, or add notes to clarify, for example in the English translation by Henry Yule.

He seems to have led a quiet existence, managing a not too conspicuous fortune and dying at age He probably never left Venetian territory again. The Polos managed to fight and escape through a nearby town, but many members of the caravan were killed or enslaved.

Kublai Khan requested that an envoy bring him back oil of the lamp in Jerusalem. Nevertheless, it is well known that many foreigners were in the employ of the state, since the Mongol rulers did not trust their Chinese subjects; so it would have been natural for the Polos to fit in most honourably and successfully with this motley society.

But under what name was he known? Marco suggests that they remained there for a year; detained, perhaps, by illness possibly malaria that was cured by the benign climate of the district. Marco polo may have intended to write about his 25 years in Asia but possibly did not feel sufficiently comfortable in either Venetian or Franco-Italian; however, with Rustichello at hand, the traveler began dictating his tale.

While the Italian missionary Odoric of Pordenone who visited Yuan China mentioned footbinding it is however unclear whether he was merely relaying something he had heard as his description is inaccurate[85] no other foreign visitors to Yuan China mentioned the practice, perhaps an indication that the footbinding was not widespread or was not practiced in an extreme form at that time.

Marco Polo

It is also believed that Marco visited territories to the south other parts of Afghanistan, Kafiristan in the Hindu KushChitral in what is now Pakistan, and perhaps Kashmir during this period.

Haeger argued the Marco Polo might not have visited Southern China due to the lack of details in his description of southern Chinese cities compared to northern ones, while Herbert Franke also raised the possibility that Marco Polo might not have been to China at all, and wondered if he might have based his accounts on Persian sources due to his use of Persian expressions.

Reception[ edit ] The first season of Marco Polo was met with negative reviews from critics. Marco was about age 20 when he reached Cathay.

See Article History Marco Polo, born c. Haw sees this as a reasonable claim if Marco was a keshigwho numbered some fourteen thousand at the time. In fact, as the episode cuts to black, Byamba and Jingim look out at the empty camp where the Kurultai was meant to be held.

Many problems were caused by the oral transmission of the original text and the proliferation of significantly different hand-copied manuscripts. Furthermore, since all this happened long before the invention of printingprofessional scribes or amateurs made dozens of copies of the book, as well as free translations and adaptations—often adding to or subtracting from the text with little or no respect for authenticity.

Returning to Acre, they were given proper credentials, and two friars were assigned to accompany them, though they abandoned the Polos shortly after the expedition resumed. They sailed to Acreand then rode on camels to the Persian port of Hormuz.

The story of their dramatic recognition by relatives and neighbours who had thought them long since dead is a part of Polo lore that is well known. Polo also seems to have made emendations himself on various copies of the work during the last 20 years or so of his life. The elder Polos were probably employed in some technical capacity.

He was then imprisoned in Genoa, where he had a felicitous encounter with a prisoner from PisaRustichello or Rusticianoa fairly well-known writer of romances and a specialist in chivalry and its lore, then a fashionable subject.

The origin of the popular title, Il milione, for example, is not quite clear.Marco Polo is an American drama web television series inspired by Marco Polo's early years in the court of Kublai Khan, the Khagan of the Mongol Empire and the founder of the Yuan dynasty (–).

The show premiered on Netflix on December 12, Sep 12,  · Marco Polo () was a Venetian merchant believed to have journeyed across Asia at the height of the Mongol Empire. He first set out at age 17 with his father and uncle, traveling overland.

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Polo, MarcoMarco Polo's travels to Asia (–95), immortalized in his Travels of Marco Polo. Marco, his father, and his uncle set out from Venice in and reached China in The Polos spent a total of 17 years in China.

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