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12/29/2013 7:33:48 AM
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Last week, I finished reading "The Travels of Marco Polo" and was a bit surprised by his alleged adventures.

My question is did Marco Polo go on the all adventures he claimed to go on? It seemed kind of strange how a foreigner of no significance would be involved in the Khan Court.
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1/9/2014 5:47:41 PM
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At 12/29/2013 7:33:48 AM, Tophatdoc wrote:
Last week, I finished reading "The Travels of Marco Polo" and was a bit surprised by his alleged adventures.

My question is did Marco Polo go on the all adventures he claimed to go on? It seemed kind of strange how a foreigner of no significance would be involved in the Khan Court.
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1/9/2014 6:26:22 PM
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At 1/9/2014 6:03:14 PM, yay842 wrote:
nac
MARCO...
POLO!!!!
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1/9/2014 6:28:08 PM
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At 1/9/2014 6:26:22 PM, Tophatdoc wrote:
At 1/9/2014 6:03:14 PM, yay842 wrote:
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MARCO...
POLO!!!!

MARCO!!!!
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1/20/2014 3:27:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/29/2013 7:33:48 AM, Tophatdoc wrote:
Last week, I finished reading "The Travels of Marco Polo" and was a bit surprised by his alleged adventures.

My question is did Marco Polo go on the all adventures he claimed to go on? It seemed kind of strange how a foreigner of no significance would be involved in the Khan Court.

I never read the historical writings proposed to be based on the stories that he told upon returning from his journeys.
However. I did read the historical fiction by Gary Jennings, called "The Journeyer."

If you like historical fiction, I recommend it. If you do read it let us know. Id love to hear the differences between Jennings version and the version by Rustichello da Pisa.

My non-fiction reading time is mostly taken by current science articles.
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2/2/2014 3:48:54 AM
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At 12/29/2013 7:33:48 AM, Tophatdoc wrote:
Last week, I finished reading "The Travels of Marco Polo" and was a bit surprised by his alleged adventures.

My question is did Marco Polo go on the all adventures he claimed to go on? It seemed kind of strange how a foreigner of no significance would be involved in the Khan Court.

Marco Polo was young following his uncle in a trip in China, they were carrying letters from the Pope and from the Republic of Venice , at their second travel in orient. The Million was written in the style well known at the time as were the guide for the pilgrims toward Jerusalem. He was an educated young boy that spoke fluently Latin, at the time the international language of Europe, in short time he was able to translate documents from Latin to mandarin Chinese and (maybe) in Mongols. In Venice still exist his house.
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2/2/2014 7:24:39 AM
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At 2/2/2014 3:48:54 AM, rdx wrote:
At 12/29/2013 7:33:48 AM, Tophatdoc wrote:
Last week, I finished reading "The Travels of Marco Polo" and was a bit surprised by his alleged adventures.

My question is did Marco Polo go on the all adventures he claimed to go on? It seemed kind of strange how a foreigner of no significance would be involved in the Khan Court.

Marco Polo was young following his uncle in a trip in China, they were carrying letters from the Pope and from the Republic of Venice , at their second travel in orient. The Million was written in the style well known at the time as were the guide for the pilgrims toward Jerusalem. He was an educated young boy that spoke fluently Latin, at the time the international language of Europe, in short time he was able to translate documents from Latin to mandarin Chinese and (maybe) in Mongols. In Venice still exist his house.

Did this story really happen? I mean Marco Polo going to China.
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