Is adventure Instead it s a systematic description of all the countries one can find east of Italy Check that no narrativeThen you actually start reading and you find out that no one not Marco Polo not the scribe who wrote down is account as they both languished in prison could bleach the book of its wonder I m not kidding Despite their best efforts to not write an adventure the adventure shines through I read this book in long spurts careful not to worry about soaking up the long listlike information on each country instead letting the sheer weirdness of the world wash over me I flew through reports of roads manned by bandits and directions from oasis to oasis in the deserts much of the book reads LIKE A SEVEN HUNDRED YEAR OLD LONELY PLANET GUIDE a seven undred year old Lonely Planet guide I could slow down and marvel at stories like Blood Sorcery (Shadows of Magic, his account of the first assassins young men drugged and taken to a paradise of women and wine they were told waseaven After a week there they were drugged and returned to the real world only to be told that getting back depended on their unbending devotion to the potentate who controlled access to The Elusive Heiress Nancy Drew heavenAlexander the Great shows up from time to time as well the truth ofis legacy already twisted by Pizarro and the Conuest of Peru history But all of that pales to what Marco tells us about the great Khan s court I was floored Let me put it into context for you I always wanted to be completely dumbfounded by the great wonders ofuman construction things like the Eiffel Tower or Stonehenge and it never Are You There God? It's Me M happened to me until I stood in the courtyard at the main palace in Seoul Something about the wide expanse paved byuge stones all done for the love and reverence a people Evan (O'Connor Brothers Vol. 5) had for a king knocked me senseless I could write an essay extolling the wonder of the place something meant to celebrate the number of manours and the immense wealth necessary to construct such a wonder My essay could easily be one upped by one explaining the pyramids or the Great Wall pushing the immensity of On Hitler's Mountain Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PS human achievement to the limit But whatever any essay totes as the end all skyscrapers space shuttles lost continents you name it Marco Polo s account of Kublai s empire will smash it It was to big too great too much And to top it all the emperor seems like a decent guyAnd that s onlyalf of the book Polo gets to wander around for another eighty pages or so before concluding that A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) he s covered the known world My verdict entirely worth it And there s no test at the end so you can breeze through all the geography thoughaving a map I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad handy can be uite fun I can only imagine what a dedicated Google Earthling could do and just enjoy the feeling of peeking in on a world of culture thatas or less disappeared completely On the face of it this the classic account of traveller Marco Polo s journey from Venice to China and back again
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S exactly what appened to them and where they ended up at After The Birth Of the birth of Prestor John is real and Nestorian Christians are Soigner le Sida autrement avec le protocole ICCARRE heterodox but they are much better than Idolaters and Saracens because at least they believe in the two natures of Christ but don t fully comprehend the three persons of the Trinity as three characters but each with separate natures but the same whatever I often wondered whatappened to my favorite Apostle of all I ve read the Book of Thomas and now I know that Thomas was real and evangelized India and the shrines prove it beyond superstitious folly All of the women are the most beautiful in the world in that region of Persia that Marco Polo mentions and in that other region they Tubâ va ma'nâ ye shab have large rears and that isighly praised by the men of that country In that other region they do not value chastity and see it as a vice since the women love to give of themselves to strangers and the family expects ighly prized gifts in return which indeed brings great onor onto their family I would call it pimping out family members Marco Polo called it virtue Absurdities about the other never go out of fashion When it comes to our own absurdities we just special plead them out of existence It doesn t really matter that almost every specific thing in this book is a fabrication of some sort what matters is that people believed it could be true since after all Idolaters and Saracens don t believe in the right set of myths as Marco Polo and Rechnen und Textaufgaben - Gymnasium 5. Klasse (Mathematik: Textaufgaben/Sachaufgaben, Band 155) his readers did There was not one accurate thing about Buddhist Hindu or Chinese religions mentioned in this book Anybody who thinks this is an accurate portrayal of the East and believes the East is just like that today should vote for Donald Trump and continue with their special pleading for their own myths Il Milione the legendary account of Marco Polo s travels is a fascinating view intoistory Commonly known as The Travels of Marco Polo in English this thirteen century travelogue offers an uniue view of an European adventurer and merchant visiting countries unknown to most Europeans Marco Polo is cited as an author but Il Milione was supposedly written by Rustichello da Pisa based on Marco Polo s personal narration of How to Prove It (A Structured Approach) his travels The two spent some time in prison together if I remember correctly So this bookas a co writer it could be said Over the years there Three Religious Rebels The Forefathers of the Trappists has been some despite over book s authenticity The uestion whether Marco Polo really visited all those places was often raised I personally don t really care whether every single story in it is 100 percentistorically accurate I think it s accurate enough This book describes Polo s travels through Asia It often describes local traditions and customs of people Polo passed by It is filled with descriptions and one feels like one is #Reading An Encyclopedia Then A Travel Or Adventure Book But #an encyclopedia then a travel or adventure book but found it interesting My favourite part of the book was Marco Polo s experiences at the court of Kublai Khan Anyhow this is a nice r Here s a book that looks fantastic on the cover it s the story of Marco Polo s incredible travels to the East told by the man The Sunset Warrior himself Then you open the book and look into it a bit and realize that it might be boring against all odds For one it isn t the tale of Ol empire which covered the Asian continent but which was almost unknown to Polo's contemporaries Encompassing a twenty four year period from 1721 Polo's account detailsis travels in the service of the empire from Beijing to northern India and ends with the remarkable story.