Книга: Janet Hardy-Gould «Marco Polo and the Silk Road»

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Производитель: "OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS"

Серия: "Oxford Bookworms Factfiles"

For a child in the great city of Venice in the thirteenth century, there could be nothing better than the stories of sailors. There were stories of strange animals, wonderful cities, sweet spices, and terrible wild deserts where a traveller could die. One young boy listened, waited, and dreamed. Perhaps one day his father and uncle would return. Perhaps he too could travel with them to great markets in faraway places. For young Marco Polo, later the greatest traveller of his time, a dangerous, exciting world was waiting...

Издательство: "OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS" (2010)

ISBN: 978-0-19-423639-3

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  • Marco Polo — (ca. 1254–1324)    Medieval Europe’s greatest explorer and travel writer, Marco Polo, probably was born in Venice about 1254. He may have been about six years old when his father, Niccolò, and his uncle Maffeo traveled to the East, where they… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Silk Road — The Silk Road, or Silk Routes, are an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, including North Africa and Europe. The so called Silk Routes… …   Wikipedia

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  • Marco Polo — (* ca. 1254[1] vermutlich in Venedig[2]; † 8. Januar 1324 ebenda) war ein venezianischer Händler (→ Wirtschaftsgeschichte der Republik Venedig), dessen Familie wohl ursprünglich aus Dalmatien stammte und der durch die Berichte über seine China… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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