Marco Polo Was Not The First Traveler To Visit The East Nor Was He The Only Medieval Traveller To Give Us A Record Of His Journey He Was Preceded By Several Travellers Who Visited The Mongol Courts And Brought Back To Medieval Europe Vivid Records Of A Strange Eastern Civilization Marco Polo Visited The Court Of The Last Great Khan, Kublai But By That Time The Empire Was Already Starting To DisintegrateWilliam Of Rubruck And John Of Pian De Carpini Both Visited The Courts Of Kuyuk And Mangu, The Two Great Khans Before Kublai Their Journals Preserve For The Modern Reader An Intimate And Striking Portrait Of The Great Mongol CivilizationBut Even Before These Men, Rabbi Benjamin Of Tudela Journeyed Further Into The Eastern Countries Than Any Of His Predecessors While Europe Was Going Through The Dark Ages He Found A Culture Which Studied Many Of The Greek And Latin ClassicsFinally, About Twenty Years After Marco Polo, Friar Odoric Was Sent East As Part Of An Extended Missionary Movement His Narrative Describes In Detail Many Places That Marco Polo Failed To Mention Contemporaries Of Marco Polo Brings Back Into Print The Journals Of These Four Medieval Travellers Flawlessly Edited By Manuel Komroff, These Journals Provide A Unique And Invaluable Glimpse Into Medieval Times And Lost Civilizations, And Are Works Of Art In Themselves
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- 358 pages
- Contemporaries of Marco Polo
- Manuel Komroff
- 20 February 2017 Manuel Komroff