The newest volume in Sterling Signature's successful Illustrated Edition series takes readers on a fascinating journey into a world once unknown. Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China. Now this stunningly illustrated volume, edited by renowned historian Morris Rossabi, offers the complete text of Polo's travelogue (in the respected Yule-Cordier translation), enhanced with more than 200 images--including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, and maps. Sidebars and dozens of informative footnotes combine to present Polo and his travels in a captivating new light.
About the Author
Sir Henry Yule (1 May 1820 - 30 December 1889) was a Scottish Orientalist. He published many travel books including translations of the work of Marco Polo and Mirabilia by the 14th century Dominican FriarJordanus. Cordier, Henri, 1849-1925
Morris Rossabi is Professor of History at the City University of New York and Adjunct Professor of East and Inner Asian History at Columbia University. Among his books are "Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers "(2004), "Bounty from the Sheep "(2000), "Voyager from Xanadu "(1992), "Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times "(California, 1988), and "China among Equals "(California, 1983).