Emmerick, R.E. However, some records prove he was not the first nor the only one. [10][11][12] His father, Niccolò Polo, had his household in Venice and left Marco's mother pregnant in order to travel to Asia with his brother Maffeo Polo. [91] Doubts have also been raised in later centuries about Marco Polo's narrative of his travels in China, for example for his failure to mention the Great Wall of China, and in particular the difficulties in identifying many of the place names he used[92] (the great majority, however, have since been identified). Marco Polo. [7], Kublai initially refused several times to let the Polos return to Europe, as he appreciated their company and they became useful to him. [59] Biblioteca Marciana, which holds the original copy of his testament, dates the testament on January 9, 1323, and gives the date of his death at some time in June 1324. Almost nothing is known about the childhood of Marco Polo until he was fifteen years old, except that he probably spent part of his childhood in Venice. [91] Some in the Middle Ages regarded the book simply as a romance or fable, due largely to the sharp difference of its descriptions of a sophisticated civilisation in China to other early accounts by Giovanni da Pian del Carpine and William of Rubruck, who portrayed the Mongols as 'barbarians' who appeared to belong to 'some other world'. [40] Polo armed a galley equipped with a trebuchet[41] to join the war. And the same Marco Polo, of whom this book relates, ruled this city for three years. rebecca.m These conjectures seem to be supported by the fact that in addition to the imperial dignitary Saman (the one who had arrested the official named "Boluo"), the documents mention his brother, Xiangwei. [150], The Marco Polo sheep, a subspecies of Ovis ammon, is named after the explorer,[151] who described it during his crossing of Pamir (ancient Mount Imeon) in 1271. Questions are posted that, in the majority of cases, have already been answered satisfactorily ... her attempt is unprofessional; she is poorly equipped in the basic tools of the trade, i.e., adequate linguistic competence and research methodology ... and her major arguments cannot withstand close scrutiny. He was probably caught by Genoans in a skirmish in 1296, off the Anatolian coast between Adana and the Gulf of Alexandretta[42] (and not during the battle of Curzola (September 1298), off the Dalmatian coast,[43] a claim which is due to a later tradition (16th century) recorded by Giovanni Battista Ramusio. Born in Venice, Marco learned the mercantile trade from his father and his uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, who travelled through Asia and met Kublai Khan. [93] Many have questioned whether he had visited the places he mentioned in his itinerary, whether he had appropriated the accounts of his father and uncle or other travelers, and some doubted whether he even reached China, or that if he did, perhaps never went beyond Khanbaliq (Beijing). [115] The historian David Morgan points out basic errors made in Wood's book such as confusing the Liao dynasty with the Jin dynasty, and he found no compelling evidence in the book that would convince him that Marco Polo did not go to China. [29] He received a good education, learning mercantile subjects including foreign currency, appraising, and the handling of cargo ships;[29] he learned little or no Latin. After leaving the princess, they travelled overland to Constantinople and then to Venice, returning home after 24 years. A couple hundred years after Marco Polo wrote his book, Christopher Columbus read it. 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),[110] no other foreign visitors to Yuan China mentioned the practice, perhaps an indication that the footbinding was not widespread or was not practised in an extreme form at that time. [13], His first known ancestor was a great uncle, Marco Polo (the older) from Venice, who lent some money and commanded a ship in Costantinople. [50][51], Pietro d'Abano philosopher, doctor and astrologer based in Padua, reports having spoken with Marco Polo about what he had observed in the vault of the sky during his travels. [60][61], Polo related his memoirs orally to Rustichello da Pisa while both were prisoners of the Genova Republic. [92] Later scholars such as John W. Haeger argued that 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. Viaggio ai confini del Medioevo", Collezione Le Scie. [66], The published editions of Polo's book rely on single manuscripts, blend multiple versions together, or add notes to clarify, for example in the English translation by Henry Yule. Books. LATE UF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS (BENGAL), HON. According to Haw, this is a reasonable claim if Polo was, for example, a keshig – a member of the imperial guard by the same name, which included as many as 14,000 individuals at the time. Though he was not the first European to reach China (see Europeans in Medieval China), Marco Polo was the first to explore some parts of Asia and to leave a detailed chronicle of his experience. The three of them hurried to return to the Holy Land, where the new Pope entrusted them with letters for the "Great Khan", inviting him to send his emissaries to Rome. However, he was also nicknamed Milione during his lifetime (which in Italian literally means 'Million'). [27], In 1269, Niccolò and Maffeo returned to their families in Venice, meeting young Marco for the first time. A Venetian in the Realm of Khubilai Khan. Another Old French Polo manuscript, dating to around 1350, is held by the National Library of Sweden. [89] In fact, a Mongol delegate was solemny baptised at the Second Council of Lyon. ), speaking of Abyssinia, says, according to Pauthier's text: "Et si y fait on moult beaux bouquerans et autres draps de coton." The bookof Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian concerning the kingdoms and marvels of the East 3d ed., rev. The two-year voyage was a perilous one—of the six hundred people (not including the crew) in the convoy only eighteen had survived (including all three Polos). Her book can only be described as deceptive, both in relation to the author and to the public at large. Appendices: A. Genealogy of the house of Chinghiz to the end of the 18th century. [56], He divided up the rest of his assets, including several properties, among individuals, religious institutions, and every guild and fraternity to which he belonged. He also noted that the only Persian source that mentions the princess was not completed until 1310–11, therefore Marco Polo could not have learned the information from any Persian book. ISBN 0 415 34850 1", "Pierre Racine, " Marco Polo, marchand ou reporter ? [122], It may seem unlikely that a European could hold a position of power in the Mongolian empire. [5][6] As part of this appointment, Marco also traveled extensively inside China, living in the emperor's lands for 17 years and seeing many things that had previously been unknown to Europeans. III. Astronomers agree that there were no comets sighted in Europe at the end of 1200, but there are records about a comet sighted in China and Indonesia in 1293. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, exploring many places along the Silk Road until they reached Cathay (China). Therefore, this claim seems a subsequent addition to give more credibility to the story. He also relates that before dying, Marco Polo insisted that "he had told only a half of the things he had seen". Et meser Marc Pol meisme, celui de cui trate ceste livre, seingneurie ceste cité por trois anz. [62] The idea probably was to create a handbook for merchants, essentially a text on weights, measures and distances. [72] After the brothers answered the questions he tasked them with delivering a letter to the Pope, requesting 100 Christians acquainted with the Seven Arts (grammar, rhetoric, logic, geometry, arithmetic, music and astronomy). [113], In addition to Haw, a number of other scholars have argued in favour of the established view that Polo was in China in response to Wood's book. Marco and his uncle Maffeo financed other expeditions, but likely never left Venetian provinces, nor returned to the Silk Road and Asia. [36], They continued overland until they arrived at Kublai Khan's place in Shangdu, China (then known as Cathay). Book Summary: First published in 1931. In 1261 Michael VIII Palaiologos, the ruler of the Empire of Nicaea, took Constantinople, promptly burned the Venetian quarter and re-established the Byzantine Empire. Uploaded by sfn error: no target: CITEREFKellogg2001 (, Maria Bellonci, "Nota introduttiva", Il Milione di Marco Polo, Milano, Oscar Mondadori, 2003, p. XI. A year later, they went to Ukek[69] and continued to Bukhara. "Marco Polo in China—Or Not" 221–225 from, J. Jensen, "The World's most diligent observer." They note that the Great Wall familiar to us today is a Ming structure built some two centuries after Marco Polo's travels; and that the Mongol rulers whom Polo served controlled territories both north and south of today's wall, and would have no reasons to maintain any fortifications that may have remained there from the earlier dynasties. [54] To write and certify the will, his family requested Giovanni Giustiniani, a priest of San Procolo. Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from Europe to Asia from 1271 to 1295 and remaining in China for 17 of those years. [96] Other accounts have also been verified; for example, when visiting Zhenjiang in Jiangsu, China, Marco Polo noted that a large number of Christian churches had been built there. [132][133], A number of errors in Marco Polo's account have been noted: for example, he described the bridge later known as Marco Polo Bridge as having twenty-four arches instead of eleven or thirteen. Marco Polo's written accounts of his travels were the first Western record of porcelain, coal, gunpowder, printing, paper money, and silk; Polo wrote "Book of Ser Marco Polo" around 1298. PART I. They had travelled almost 15,000 miles (24,000 km). [35], They sailed to Acre and later rode on their camels to the Persian port Hormuz. In one instance during their trip, the Polos joined a caravan of travelling merchants whom they crossed paths with. [24] This genealogy, described by Ramusio, is not universally accepted as there is no additional evidence to support it.[26][27]. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Nuova serie, Milano, Mondadori, 2018, Marco Polo Went to China, in «Zentralasiatische Studien», vol. (Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia.) [nb 1] On reaching the Yuan court, the Polos presented the sacred oil from Jerusalem and the papal letters to their patron. The book of Marco Polo: book 2 (continued)-4. Asiatische Studien 51.3 (1997): 719-728, Igor de Rachewiltz, "Marco Polo Went to China,". [105], Sceptics have long wondered whether Marco Polo wrote his book based on hearsay, with some pointing to omissions about noteworthy practices and structures of China as well as the lack of details on some places in his book. [65], One of the early manuscripts Iter Marci Pauli Veneti was a translation into Latin made by the Dominican brother Francesco Pipino in 1302, just a few years after Marco's return to Venice. In fact, pasta had already been invented in Italy long time before Marco Polo's travels to Asia. freres et lor filz meser Marc. In his book, Marco mentions an official named "Mar Sarchis" who probably was a Nestorian Christian bishop, and he says he founded two Christian churches in the region of "Caigiu". Prologue. Marco Polo, The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East, Volume 1, ed. They sailed to Acre, and then rode on camels to the Persian port of Hormuz. In fact, the Italian title of his book was Il libro di Marco Polo detto il Milione, which means "The Book of Marco Polo, nicknamed 'Milione'". It is also largely free of the gross errors found in other accounts such as those given by the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta who had confused the Yellow River with the Grand Canal and other waterways, and believed that porcelain was made from coal. [130] Haw also objected to the approach to finding mention of Marco Polo in Chinese texts, contending that contemporaneous Europeans had little regard for using surnames, and a direct Chinese transcription of the name "Marco" ignores the possibility of him taking on a Chinese or even Mongol name that had no bearing or similarity with his Latin name.[129]. Marco was appointed to serve as Khan's foreign emissary, and he was sent on many diplomatic missions throughout the empire and Southeast Asia, such as in present-day Burma, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. For instance, did Polo exert "political authority" (seignora) in Yangzhou or merely "sojourn" (sejourna) there. [68], The book opens with a preface describing his father and uncle travelling to Bolghar where Prince Berke Khan lived. The memoirs became the book known as (loosely translated) The Travels of Ser Marco Polo. 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 his travels. Marco Polo was born in 1254 in Venice, capital of the Venetian Republic. [136] Rachewiltz argued that Marco Polo's account, in fact, allows the Persian and Chinese sources to be reconciled – by relaying the information that two of the three envoys sent (mentioned in the Chinese source and whose names accord with those given by Polo) had died during the voyage, it explains why only the third who survived, Coja/Khoja, was mentioned by Rashìd al-Dìn. They became worried about returning home safely, believing that if Kublai died, his enemies might turn against them because of their close involvement with the ruler. Kublai received the brothers with hospitality and asked them many questions regarding the European legal and political system. [97] His story of the princess Kököchin sent from China to Persia to marry the Īl-khān is also confirmed by independent sources in both Persia and China. Entrusted with the task of preparing a new Italian edition of Marco Polo, Benedetto discovered many unknown manuscripts. Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from Europe to Asia from 1271 to 1295 and remaining in China for 17 of those years. They followed the suggestion of Theobald Visconti, then papal legate for the realm of Egypt, and returned to Venice in 1269 or 1270 to await the nomination of the new Pope, which allowed Marco to see his father for the first time, at the age of fifteen or sixteen. [81] The Italian scholar Luigi Foscolo Benedetto had previously demonstrated that the book was written in the same "leisurely, conversational style" that characterised Rustichello's other works, and that some passages in the book were taken verbatim or with minimal modifications from other writings by Rustichello. [75] Three and a half years after leaving Venice, when Marco was about 21 years old, the Polos were welcomed by Kublai into his palace. Their return to Italy in order to "go to Venice and visit their household" is described in The Travels of Marco Polo as follows: "...they departed from Acre and went to Negropont, and from Negropont they continued their voyage to Venice. of Marco Polo's book": v. 2, p. 449-462, There are no reviews yet. On their arrival there, Messer Nicolas found that his wife was dead and that she had left behind her a son of fifteen years of age, whose name was Marco". [76] They were highly respected and sought after in the Mongolian court, and so Kublai Khan decided to decline the Polos' requests to leave China. [24][25] His grandfather, Andrea Polo of the parish of San Felice, had three sons, Maffeo, yet another Marco, and the traveller's father Niccolò. Presenting Marco Polo as an important figure at the court of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan, the book was written in Old French by Rustichello da Pisa, a romance author of the time, who was reportedly working from accounts which he had heard from Marco Polo when they were imprisoned in Genoa, having been captured while on a ship. The Travels of Marco Polo Book Review: It was perhaps the first book to achieve best-seller status before the invention of the printing press-it was certainly the most controversial. Polo, near the end of the Book (Bk. [141] His accounts of salt production and revenues from the salt monopoly are also accurate, and accord with Chinese documents of the Yuan era. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. At the time, there was open discussion of a possible Christian-Mongul alliance with an anti-Islamic function. [46], Polo was finally released from captivity in August 1299,[29] and returned home to Venice, where his father and uncle in the meantime had purchased a large palazzo in the zone named contrada San Giovanni Crisostomo (Corte del Milion). Like Polo, Columbus was a sailor and adventurer. By colonel HENRY YULE, C.B. During the first stages of the journey, they stayed for a few months in Acre and were able to speak with Archdeacon Tedaldo Visconti of Piacenza. Divisata con cinque cronologie. Peter D'Abano kept the drawing in his volume "Conciliator Differentiarum, quæ inter Philosophos et Medicos Versantur". Andrea, Marco's grandfather, lived in Venice in "contrada San Felice", he had three sons: Marco "the older", Matteo e Niccolò (Marco's father). See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. A board game 'The Voyages of Marco Polo' plays over a map of Eurasia, with multiple routes to 'recreate' Polo's journey. [31] Their decision to leave Constantinople proved timely. Latham, Ronald "Introduction" pp. [148] Marco Polo describes in his book a food similar to "lasagna", but he uses a term with which he was already familiar. [54] He ordered 220 soldi be paid to Giovanni Giustiniani for his work as a notary and his prayers. "[139], In 2012, the University of Tübingen Sinologist and historian Hans Ulrich Vogel released a detailed analysis of Polo's description of currencies, salt production and revenues, and argued that the evidence supports his presence in China because he included details which he could not have otherwise known. In many cases where present (mostly given in the first part before he reached China, such as mentions of Christian miracles), he made a clear distinction that they are what he had heard rather than what he had seen. According to sources, Saman died shortly after the incident, while Xiangwei was transferred to Yangzhou in 1282–1283. He studied the sea, sailing, cartography, and ships. The diplomatic communications between Pope Innocent IV and Pope Gregory X with the Mongols[88] were probably another reason for this endorsement. [83] Latham believed that many elements of the book, such as legends of the Middle East and mentions of exotic marvels, may have been the work of Rustichello who was giving what medieval European readers expected to find in a travel book. Before the availability of printing press, errors were frequently made during copying and translating, so there are many differences between the various copies. Tomo primo 2.. Pubblicato ... da Fr. A Critical Appraisal by I. de Rachewiltz", "Jensen, Jørgen. [138] "If Marco was a liar," Haw writes, "then he must have been an implausibly meticulous one. [96][140] Vogel noted that no other Western, Arab, or Persian sources have given such accurate and unique details about the currencies of China, for example, the shape and size of the paper, the use of seals, the various denominations of paper money as well as variations in currency usage in different regions of China, such as the use of cowry shells in Yunnan, details supported by archaeological evidence and Chinese sources compiled long after the Polos had left China. 27, 1997, pp. He was sent on many diplomatic missions throughout his empire and in Southeast Asia, (such as in present-day Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam),[5][6] but also entertained the Khan with stories and observations about the lands he saw. Another controversial claim is at chapter 145 when the Book of Marvels states that the three Polos provided the Mongols with technical advice on building mangonels during the Siege of Xiangyang, Adonc distrent les .II. [48] Sometime before 1300, his father Niccolò died. [nb 2], In 1851, a three-masted clipper built in Saint John, New Brunswick also took his name; the Marco Polo was the first ship to sail around the world in under six months. The Polos managed to fight and escape through a nearby town, but many members of the caravan were killed or enslaved. Polo, The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, 27. Polo, Marco; Latham, Ronald (translator) (1958). [19], Since Dominican fathers had among their missions that of evangelizing foreign peoples (cf. [19], The first English translation is the Elizabethan version by John Frampton published in 1579, The most noble and famous travels of Marco Polo, based on Santaella's Castilian translation of 1503 (the first version in that language). [33] In 1271, during the rule of Doge Lorenzo Tiepolo, Marco Polo (at seventeen years of age), his father, and his uncle set off for Asia on the series of adventures that Marco later documented in his book. [146] Not only did it contain maps of his journey, but also sea routes to Japan, Siberia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the Bering Strait and even to the coastlines of Alaska, centuries before the rediscovery of the Americas by Europeans. Haw points out that Polo himself appears to state only that he had been an emissary of the khan, in a position with some esteem. In 1269, they returned to Venice to meet Marco for the first time. Polo wrote of five-masted ships, when archaeological excavations found that the ships, in fact, had only three masts. Reviewing Haw's book, Peter Jackson (author of The Mongols and the West) has said that Haw "must surely now have settled the controversy surrounding the historicity of Polo's visit to China". Such detailed descriptions are not found in other non-Chinese sources, and their accuracy is supported by archaeological evidence as well as Chinese records compiled after Polo had left China. NEWLY TRANSLATED AND EDITED, WITH NOTES. There, an envoy from the Levant invited them to meet Kublai Khan, who had never met Europeans. [28][29] Niccolò and his brother Maffeo set off on a trading voyage before Marco's birth. "The World's most diligent observer." [74], In 1271, Niccolò, Maffeo and Marco Polo embarked on their voyage to fulfil Kublai's request. This claim has raised some controversy. He died in 1324 and was buried in the church of San Lorenzo in Venice. Elvin concludes that "those who doubted, although mistaken, were not always being casual or foolish", but "the case as a whole had now been closed": the book is, "in essence, authentic, and, when used with care, in broad terms to be trusted as a serious though obviously not always final, witness. Morgan, in Polo's defence, noted that even the princess herself was not mentioned in the Chinese source and that it would have been surprising if Polo had been mentioned by Rashid-al-Din. 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