The silk road, which was in the 7th century bc between china and the developed eastern shore of the mediterranean, was one of the most famous commercial routes in history first and foremost, it in 1271, marco polo (born in 1254) accompanied his father and uncle on a trip to central asia and northern china around. Marco polo and his travels through asia the question i am asking in my essay is, “why did marco polo go” i think his reason for exploring new lands is not b. In this lesson, you will become an explorer, just like marco polo, as you discover the history of the famous adventurer's travels across asia. Marco polo's travels from venice to the exotic and distant east, and his epic book describing his extraordinary adventures, a description of the world, ranks blurb: in “marco polo was in china” hans ulrich vogel offers an innovative look at the highly complex topics of currencies, salt production and taxes. Marco polo, (born c 1254, venice [italy]—died january 8, 1324, venice), venetian merchant and adventurer, who traveled from europe to asia in 1271–95 , remaining in china for 17 of those years, and whose il milione (“the million”), known in english as the travels of marco polo, is a classic of travel literature. Merchants and traders set sail from venice for constantinople (now istanbul) and the black sea to fetch goods from russia and from merchants who traveled the silk roads, a system of trading routes to and from china that crossed the mountains and deserts of central asia at the time of marco's birth, his father, niccolo,. Marco polo, travels marco polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous westerner traveled on the silk road he excelled all the other travelers in his determination, his writing, and his influence his journey through asia lasted 24 years he reached further than any of his predecessors, beyond mongolia to china. Marco polo (1254-1324) was a venetian merchant believed to have journeyed across asia at the height of the mongol empire he first set out at age 17 with his father and uncle, traveling overland along what later became known as the silk road upon reaching china, marco polo entered the court of powerful mongol ruler.
Marco's father and brother had been living and trading in constantinople for many years, but they decided to get out of the area when political tensions were on the rise the polos traveled throughout asia and eventually met the mongolian leader kublai khan after meeting and trading with khan, the polos returned to. The legend and history of marco polo is known so widely for what may seem like a simple reason today, but was more complex in the 13th century—we know of his travels today we can follow marco polo's itinerary, a fascinating theme that is geographically relevant in the global positioning of asia today. Marco polo and the great silk road for many centuries the great silk road connected a complex network of trade routes from europe with asia marco polo's journey with his father and uncle in china, bearing a message to the great kublai khan from the head of the catholic church, father gregory x, began in 1271. Shot in venice, kazakhstan and malaysia, marco polo begins with marco's arrival at the court of kublai khan and follows the youth from his teen years to adulthood as he experiences a life only few could imagine: his escapades as he travels throughout asia, visiting countries no european had seen before,.
He learned the mercantile trade from his father and his uncle, niccolò and maffeo , who travelled through asia and met kublai khan in 1269, they returned to venice to meet marco for the first time the three of them embarked on an epic journey to asia, returning after 24 years to find venice at war with genoa marco was. Marco polo (1254–1324) was the son of a venetian merchant and traveler in 1271, marco, with his father and uncle, began a journey that four years later led to their being accepted at the court of kublai khan during these years, they traveled extensively in persia and china, through regions almost totally unknown to the. The teller of the story, marco polo, claimed that the work was based completely on fact, compiled from his travels around the world the book was hugely popular in medieval europe, despite being widely referred to as 'the million lies' marco polo was not the first european to venture into asia, but he.
Evening lecture reception 6:30pm presentation 7:00pm close 8:30pm over 700 years after marco polo's world famous overland journey from venezia in italy to the far east (1272-1295), this reconstruction focuses mainly on central asia and china, and from a western perspective on various pioneering. Apart from trade, the polos' second journey to asia was aimed at bringing some letters and valuable gifts from pope gregory x to the mongol ruler of china and marco was the first westerner to gain such an in-depth look at their culture and customs, so when he released detailed accounts of his journey,.
Follows the 24,000-mile journey of marco polo (1254-1324) from italy through the middle east and central asia to china and the court of khubilai khan from the unit the mongols in world history, which includes excerpts from the book of ser marco polo not listed here, as well as an in-depth look at mongol rule in china. The italian marco polo is probably the world's most famous traveler and one of the world's first travel writers the famous venetian is believed to have left venice at age 17 to embark on a 24-year journey through the persian gulf and asia, spending much of this time in china in the court of the great mongol. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to asia, returning after 24 years to find venice at war with genoa marco was imprisoned, and dictated his travels of marco polo, and depicts the polos' journeys throughout asia, giving europeans their first comprehensive look into the inner workings of the.
As the first european to travel extensively throughout asia, marco polo was the earliest bridge between east and west his famous journeys took him across. Maps attributed to the 13th-century traveler sketch what looks like the coast of alaska travels made polo an instant celebrity after his return to venice, both for his descriptions of faraway lands and for what his countrymen suspected was wild fabrication his daughters may have plunged back into their father's notes in.
The original title translates as a description of the world, but it is usually referred to as the travels of marco polo this was the first account of a journey to the east to be widespread in europe, and was the best reference on asia from its publication around 1300 until the portuguese reached the east by sea 200 years later. Hong kong, september 28, 2017 — art historian michael henss discussed marco polo's journeys in central asia and china, where the great historian visited cities such as beijing and hangzhou henss also described polo's cultural discoveries and encounters during his voyage (1 hr 22 min. An animation shows niccolo and maffeo telling young marco about their adventures marco looks excited and interested tim: and thus began his 24-year odyssey into asia moby: beep tim: well, the reason we know all about marco instead of his uncle and father is because he wrote a book the travels of marco polo.
Venice was at war with genoa, and the polo family, being rich, had been called upon to equip a galley, even before the travellers returned from asia marco polo sailed in command of this from bandas they seem to have made an unnecessary journey to the persian gulf the book leads one to suppose xiv itinerary xv. Marco polo was not the first european to venture to china the friars mentioned earlier arrived in asia before him but to marco polo's credit his journey was longer (24 years), more extensive (through china and much of asia) and far richer in experiences (on many missions he was the personnel emissary of kublai khan). He spread china's creativity in the use of coal, money, and compasses to improve future exploration rustichello (marco polo's autobiography writer while they were in prison together) wrote marco polo's journey and experience this made marco polo famous for his engagements through china and central asia.