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The Resource Did Marco Polo go to China?, Frances Wood

Did Marco Polo go to China?, Frances Wood

Label
Did Marco Polo go to China?
Title
Did Marco Polo go to China?
Statement of responsibility
Frances Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Marco Polo claimed to have traveled from Venice to the exotic and distant East. His epic book describing his extraordinary adventures, A Description of the World, ranks among the most famous and influential books ever published. In this fascinating, piece of historical detection, marking the 700th anniversary of Polo's journey. Frances Wood questions whether Marco Polo ever reached the country he so vividly described. Why, in his romantic and seemingly detailed account,
  • is there no mention of such fundamentals of Chinese life as tea, footbinding, or even the Great Wall? Did he really bring back pasta and ice cream to Italy? And why, given China's extensive and even obsessive record-keeping, is there no mention of Marco Polo anywhere in the archives? Sure to spark controversy, Did Marco Polo Go to China tries to solve these and other inconsistencies by carefully examining the Polo family history, Marco Polo's activities as a merchant,
  • the preparation of his book, and the imperial Chinese records. The result is a lucid and readable look at medieval European and Chinese history and the characters and events that shaped this extraordinary and enduring myth. In a new Afterword to this North American edition, Frances Wood responds to questions raised by her critics in the controversy that followed the publication of the original British edition of the book
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wood, Frances
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1710
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polo, Marco
  • Voyages and travels
  • China
Label
Did Marco Polo go to China?, Frances Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Secker & Warburg, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-[179]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34990124
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 187 pages
Isbn
9780813389981
Lccn
96028016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34990124
  • (Sirsi) a570932
Label
Did Marco Polo go to China?, Frances Wood
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Secker & Warburg, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-[179]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34990124
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 187 pages
Isbn
9780813389981
Lccn
96028016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34990124
  • (Sirsi) a570932

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