Polo had therefore completed the story by providing information not found in either source. [63], The oldest surviving manuscript is in Old French heavily flavoured with Italian;[64] According to the Italian scholar Luigi Foscolo Benedetto, this "F" text is the basic original text, which he corrected by comparing it with the somewhat more detailed Italian of Giovanni Battista Ramusio, together with a Latin manuscript in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Viaggio ai confini del Medioevo", Collezione Le Scie. Book Summary: First published in 1931. His claim is confirmed by a Chinese text of the 14th century explaining how a Sogdian named Mar-Sargis from Samarkand founded six Nestorian Christian churches there in addition to one in Hangzhou during the second half of the 13th century. [136], Morgan writes that since much of what The Book of Marvels has to say about China is "demonstrably correct", any claim that Polo did not go to China "creates far more problems than it solves", therefore the "balance of probabilities" strongly suggests that Polo really did go to China, even if he exaggerated somewhat his importance in China. This account of the Orient provided the Europeans with a clear picture of the East's geography and ethnic customs and was the first Western record of porcelain, coal, gunpowder, paper money, and some Asian plants and exotic animals. Source: Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa, “Book Second, Part III, Chapter LXXXII: Of the City and Great Haven of Zayton” and “Book Third, Part I, Chapter VI: Concerning the Great Island of Java,” in The Book of Ser Marco Polo: The Venetian Concerning Kingdoms and Marvels of the East, translated and edited by Colonel Sir Henry Yule, Volume 2 (London: John Murray, 1903). A year later, they went to Ukek[69] and continued to Bukhara. vii, 214 pp. [141] His accounts of salt production and revenues from the salt monopoly are also accurate, and accord with Chinese documents of the Yuan era. Enchanted Learning ® Web Page "Marco Polo in China—Or Not" 221–225 from, J. Jensen, "The World's most diligent observer." [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. CHAPTER X. 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. 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. [7] Around 1291, the Polos also offered to accompany the Mongol princess Kököchin to Persia; they arrived around 1293. His travels are recorded in The Travels of Marco Polo (also known as Book of the Marvels of the World and Il Milione, c. 1300), a book that described to Europeans the then mysterious culture and inner workings of the Eastern world, including the wealth and great size of the Mongol Empire and China in the Yuan Dynasty, giving their first comprehensive look into China, Persia, India, Japan and other Asian cities and countries.[4]. [27] His relation with a certain Marco Polo, who in 1300 was mentioned with riots against the aristocratic government, and escaped the death penalty, as well as riots from 1310 led by Bajamonte Tiepolo and Marco Querini, among whose rebels were Jacobello and Francesco Polo from another family branch, is unclear. The Dominican father Francesco Pipino was the author of a translation into Latin, Iter Marci Pauli Veneti in 1302, just a few years after Marco's return to Venice. His wife, Donata, and his three daughters were appointed by him as co-executrices. The Book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian: Author: Marco Polo: Publisher: Unknown: Release Date: 1903: Category: Asia: Total Pages: 86: ISBN: UOM:39076006502020: Language: English, … The British historian David Morgan thought that Polo had likely exaggerated and lied about his status in China,[122] while Ronald Latham believed that such exaggerations were embellishments by his ghostwriter Rustichello da Pisa.[84]. [94][107] This is taken further by Dr. Frances Wood who claimed in her 1995 book Did Marco Polo Go to China? [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. For example, Sinologist Francis Woodman Cleaves noted that Polo's account of the voyage of the princess Kököchin from China to Persia to marry the Īl-khān in 1293 has been confirmed by a passage in the 15th-century Chinese work Yongle Encyclopedia and by the Persian historian Rashid-al-Din Hamadani in his work Jami' al-tawarikh. Asiatische Studien 51.3 (1997): 719-728, Igor de Rachewiltz, "Marco Polo Went to China,". [48] In 1300, he married Donata Badoèr, the daughter of Vitale Badoèr, a merchant. Another Old French Polo manuscript, dating to around 1350, is held by the National Library of Sweden. 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. 34-92, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Chronology of European exploration of Asia, National Macaroni Manufacturers Association, Chinese expeditions to the Sinhala Kingdom, "Marco Polo | Biography, Travels, & Influence", "Un nuovo tassello della vita di Marco Polo: inedito ritrovato all'Archivio", Giovan Battista Ramusion, Delle navigationi et viaggi Vol. [153], The frequent flyer programme of Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific is known as the "Marco Polo Club". [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. According to de Rachewiltz, the concordance of Polo's detailed account of the princess with other independent sources that gave only incomplete information is proof of the veracity of Polo's story and his presence in China. Your browser may not be compatible with all the features on this site. Retrieved 2010-08-28, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online: This page was last edited on 3 January 2021, at 19:32. Marco Polo was born in 1254 in Venice, capital of the Venetian Republic. 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". [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). [145] The 1453 Fra Mauro map was said by Giovanni Battista Ramusio (disputed by historian/cartographer Piero Falchetta, in whose work the quote appears) to have been partially based on the one brought from Cathay by Marco Polo: That fine illuminated world map on parchment, which can still be seen in a large cabinet alongside the choir of their monastery [the Camaldolese monastery of San Michele di Murano] was by one of the brothers of the monastery, who took great delight in the study of cosmography, diligently drawn and copied from a most beautiful and very old nautical map and a world map that had been brought from Cathay by the most honourable Messer Marco Polo and his father. A board game 'The Voyages of Marco Polo' plays over a map of Eurasia, with multiple routes to 'recreate' Polo's journey. [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. 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. There is substantial literature based on Polo's writings; he also influenced European cartography, leading to the introduction of the Fra Mauro map. 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. His accounts are therefore unlikely to have been obtained second hand. ISBN 0 415 34850 1", "Pierre Racine, " Marco Polo, marchand ou reporter ? This official is actually mentioned in the local gazette Zhishun Zhenjian zhi under the name "Ma Xuelijisi" and the qualification of "General of Third Class". 7–20 from, [Rinaldo Fulin, Archivio Veneto, 1924, p. 255], "1274: Promulgation of a Crusade, in liaison with the Mongols", Jean Richard, "Histoire des Croisades", p.502/French, p. 487/English. [92][94], It has, however, been pointed out that Polo's accounts of China are more accurate and detailed than other travellers' accounts of the periods. 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. He also relates that before dying, Marco Polo insisted that "he had told only a half of the things he had seen". ", Since the siege was over in 1273, before Marco Polo had arrived in China for the first time, the claim cannot be true[122][131] The Mongol army that besieged Xiangyang did have foreign military engineers, but they were mentioned in Chinese sources as being from Baghdad and had Arabic names. Marco Polo (1254 to January 8, 1324) was a Venetian explorer known for the book "The Travels of Marco Polo", which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia. During the trip, however, they received news that after 33 months of vacation, finally, the Conclave had elected the new Pope and that he was exactly the archdeacon of Acre. 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. [128][125], Stephen G. Haw challenges this idea that Polo exaggerated his own importance, writing that, "contrary to what has often been said ... Marco does not claim any very exalted position for himself in the Yuan empire. They sailed to Acre, and then rode on camels to the Persian port of Hormuz. Captured Venetian citizens were blinded,[32] while many of those who managed to escape perished aboard overloaded refugee ships fleeing to other Venetian colonies in the Aegean Sea. [20], However, since also his father Niccolò was nicknamed Milione,[21] 19th-century philologist Luigi Foscolo Benedetto was persuaded that Milione was a shortened version of Emilione, and that this nickname was used to distinguish Niccolò's and Marco's branch from other Polo families. [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. "The World's most diligent observer." These collections of maps were signed by Polo's three daughters: Fantina, Bellela and Moreta. [54] He also wrote off multiple debts including 300 lire that his sister-in-law owed him, and others for the convent of San Giovanni, San Paolo of the Order of Preachers, and a cleric named Friar Benvenuto. Other early important sources are R (Ramusio's Italian translation first printed in 1559), and Z (a fifteenth-century Latin manuscript kept at Toledo, Spain). [60][61], Polo related his memoirs orally to Rustichello da Pisa while both were prisoners of the Genova Republic. 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. [36], They continued overland until they arrived at Kublai Khan's place in Shangdu, China (then known as Cathay). Boyle, J.A. [109] It has also been noted by other scholars that many of the things not mentioned by Marco Polo such as tea and chopsticks were not mentioned by other travellers as well. It depicts the Polos' journeys throughout Asia, giving Europeans their first comprehensive look into the inner workings of the Far East, including China, India, and Japan. Whitley Stokes, Lives of Saints from the Book of Lismore (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1890) Whitley Stokes, 'The Gaelic abridgement of the Book of Ser Marco Polo', Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1896–7) 245–73, 362–438; Whitley Stokes, 'Acallamh na Senórach', Irische Texte 4/1 (Leipzig 1900) He wrote 'Il Milione,' known in English as 'The Travels of Marco Polo.' [54] He also set free Peter, a Tartar servant, who may have accompanied him from Asia,[55] and to whom Polo bequeathed 100 lire of Venetian denari. Nuova serie, Milano, Mondadori, 2018, Marco Polo Went to China, in «Zentralasiatische Studien», vol. Marco polo wrote a book called "book of Ser Marco Polo" Actually I thought he wrote The Travels Of Marco Polo, but the thing is about answers.com there is so many diffrent answers. 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". The Polos wanted to sail straight into China, but the ships there were not seaworthy, so they continued overland through the Silk Road, until reaching Kublai's summer palace in Shangdu, near present-day Zhangjiakou. Venetian merchant and adventurer Marco Polo traveled from Europe to Asia from 1271 to 1295. 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. Gio. Marco Polo (1254 to January 8, 1324) was a Venetian explorer known for the book "The Travels of Marco Polo", which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia. [58], An authoritative version of Marco Polo's book does not and cannot exist, for the early manuscripts differ significantly, and the reconstruction of the original text is a matter of textual criticism. [152], The airport in Venice is named Venice Marco Polo Airport. [138] "If Marco was a liar," Haw writes, "then he must have been an implausibly meticulous one. that at best Polo never went farther east than Persia (modern Iran), and that there is nothing in The Book of Marvels about China that could not be obtained via reading Persian books. 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. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, exploring many places along the Silk Road until they reached Cathay (China). Audio An illustration of a 3.5" floppy disk. [89] In fact, a Mongol delegate was solemny baptised at the Second Council of Lyon. Emmerick, R.E. Polo wrote of five-masted ships, when archaeological excavations found that the ships, in fact, had only three masts. The party sailed to the port of Singapore,[77] travelled north to Sumatra,[78] and sailed west to the Point Pedro port of Jaffna under Savakanmaindan and to Pandyan of Tamilakkam. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. After leaving the princess, they travelled overland to Constantinople and then to Venice, returning home after 24 years. [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. The accusation was that Boluo had walked on the same side of the road as a female courtesan, in contravention of the order for men and women to walk on opposite sides of the road inside the city. [117] Haw also criticizes Wood's approach to finding mention of Marco Polo in Chinese texts by contending that contemporaneous Europeans had little regard for using surnames and that a direct Chinese transliteration of the name "Marco" ignores the possibility of him taking on a Chinese or even Mongol name with no bearing or similarity with his Latin name.[118]. Polo, The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, 29. The two spent some time in prison together if I remember c Il Milione, the legendary account of Marco Polo's travels is a fascinating view into history. III. [108], Supporters of Polo's basic accuracy countered on the points raised by sceptics such as footbinding and the Great Wall of China. [48] Sometime before 1300, his father Niccolò died. [31] Their decision to leave Constantinople proved timely. throughout in the light of recent discoveries by Henri Cordier / with a memoir of Henry Yule by his daughter, Amy Frances Yule. Even Columbus, nearly 200 years later, often consulted his copy of 'The Book of Ser Marco Polo'. They were received by the royal court of Kublai Khan, who was impressed by Marco's intelligence and humility. At the council, Pope Gregory X promulgated a new Crusade to start in 1278 in liaison with the Mongols. In Encyclopædia Britannica. 27, 1997, pp. The date could correspond to the first mission of which Marco Polo speaks. [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]. [124], If this identification is correct, there is a record about Marco Polo in Chinese sources. [44][45] ), He spent several months of his imprisonment dictating a detailed account of his travels to a fellow inmate, Rustichello da Pisa,[29] who incorporated tales of his own as well as other collected anecdotes and current affairs from China. Christopher Columbus was inspired enough by Polo's description of the Far East to want to visit those lands for himself; a copy of the book was among his belongings, with handwritten annotations. [40] Polo armed a galley equipped with a trebuchet[41] to join the war. 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. Marco Polo and his Description of the World. [148] Marco Polo describes in his book a food similar to "lasagna", but he uses a term with which he was already familiar. [67] The popular translation published by Penguin Books in 1958 by R. E. Latham works several texts together to make a readable whole. 1 of 2: The Venetian Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East by Marco Polo really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions The travels of Marco Polo are fictionalised in a number works, such as: This article is about the trader and explorer. [28] His father later married Floradise Polo (née Trevisan). Therefore, this claim seems a subsequent addition to give more credibility to the story. 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. Many problems were caused by the oral transmission of the original text and the proliferation of significantly different hand-copied manuscripts. Tomo primo 2.. Pubblicato ... da Fr. D. Comparative specimens of the different recensions of Polo's text. Marco Polo's ship. [101][16][102] The lack of evidence makes the Curzola/Korčula theory (probably under Ramusio influence)[103] as a specific birthplace strongly disputed. ↑ 1.0 1.1 Here Marco speaks of the remarkable population of the Andaman Islands--Oriental negroes in the lowest state of barbarism--who have remained in their isolated and degraded condition, so near the shores of great civilised countries, for so many ages. Polo had at times refuted the 'marvellous' fables and legends given in other European accounts, and despite some exaggerations and errors, Polo's accounts have relatively few of the descriptions of irrational marvels. "The Million", deriving from Polo's nickname "Milione". The Polo families. MP Italian merchant and explorer 1254 - 8 January 1324 Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Biblioteca Marciana, the institute that holds Polo's original copy of his testament. [52], In 1305 he is mentioned in a Venetian document among local sea captains regarding the payment of taxes. In his writings, the Dominican brother Jacopo d'Acqui explains why his contemporaries were sceptical about the content of the book. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. [53] On January 8, 1324, despite physicians' efforts to treat him, Polo was on his deathbed. [7] At this time, Venice was at war with Genoa; Marco was imprisoned and dictated his stories to Rustichello da Pisa, a cellmate. Marco Polo gave Pietro other astronomical observations he made in the Southern Hemisphere, and also a description of the Sumatran rhinoceros, which are collected in the Conciliator. "[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. [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. [81] It is believed that Polo related his memoirs orally to Rustichello da Pisa while both were prisoners of the Genova Republic. the role of Dominican missionaries in China[86] and in the Indies[87]), it is reasonable to think that they considered Marco's book as a trustworthy piece of information for missions in the East. [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). The G. T. is, indeed, more ambiguous: "Il hi se font maint biaus dras banbacin e bocaran" (cotton and buckram). It came to pass in the year of Christ 1260, when Baldwin was reigning at Constantinople [controlled by Christian crusaders at the time] that Messer Nicolas Polo, the father of my lord Mark, and Messer Maffeo Polo, the brother of Messer … PART I. The book of Marco Polo: book 2 (continued)-4. [38] However, around 1291, he finally granted permission, entrusting the Polos with his last duty: accompany the Mongol princess Kököchin, who was to become the consort of Arghun Khan, in Persia (see Narrative section). Rustichello wrote Devisement du Monde in Franco-Venetian. In fact, Polo does not even imply that he had led 1,000 personnel. [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. He died in 1324 and was buried in the church of San Lorenzo in Venice. Peter D'Abano kept the drawing in his volume "Conciliator Differentiarum, quæ inter Philosophos et Medicos Versantur". Please refer to the PDF format of this volume for an undistorted view of the foldout(s). [52] Interestingly, this circumstance does not appear in Polo's book of Travels. (2010). [111] Marco Polo himself noted (in the Toledo manuscript) the dainty walk of Chinese women who took very short steps. [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). [150] Steingarten also mentioned that Jane Grigson believed the Marco Polo story to have originated in the 1920s or 30s in an advertisement for a Canadian spaghetti company. Peng, Hai, 2010, "Makeboluolaihuashishi", Beijing: Zhongguo she hui ke xue chu ban she. [39] He also said that city wall of Khanbaliq had twelve gates when it had only eleven. Prologue. His father, Niccolò Polo, a merchant, traded with the Near East, becoming wealthy and achieving great prestige. Always in the gazette, it is said Ma Xuelijsi was an assistant supervisor in the province of Zhenjiang for three years, and that during this time he founded two Christian churches. [70] In 1266, they reached the seat of Kublai Khan at Dadu, present-day Beijing, China. Though Marco Polo never produced a map that illustrated his journey, his family drew several maps to the Far East based on the wayward's accounts. [85], According to some recent research of the Italian scholar Antonio Montefusco, the very close relationship that Marco Polo cultivated with members of the Dominican Order in Venice suggests that local fathers collaborated with him for a Latin version of the book, which means that Rustichello's text was translated into Latin for a precise will of the Order. [129], Haw explains how the earliest manuscripts of Polo's accounts provide contradicting information about his role in Yangzhou, with some stating he was just a simple resident, others stating he was a governor, and Ramusio's manuscript claiming he was simply holding that office as a temporary substitute for someone else, yet all the manuscripts concur that he worked as an esteemed emissary for the khan. He never found the kingdom but ended his travels at the Great Wall of China in 1605, proving that Cathay was what Matteo Ricci (1552–1610) called "China".[144]. [74], In 1271, Niccolò, Maffeo and Marco Polo embarked on their voyage to fulfil Kublai's request. 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. [27], In 1323, Polo was confined to bed, due to illness. 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). E. Pref. Marco Polo. POLO, MARCO, Venetian merchant and traveler (b.Venice or Curzola, 1254; d. Venice, 8 January 1324), whose travel accounts gained worldwide fame and whose description of the countries he visited between 1271 and 1298 represents a primary geographical and historical source concerning Asia during the Mongol domination. Video. [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. [85] 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 '". Benedetto, The Travels of Marco Polo, 11. [28][29] Niccolò and his brother Maffeo set off on a trading voyage before Marco's birth. Polo, Marco; Latham, Ronald (translator) (1958). 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