Skip to Content

The Travels of Marco Polo

By L. F. Benedetto

Introduction by E. Denison Ross

Translated by Aldo Ricci

Routledge – 2004 – 18 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $54.95
    978-0-415-61215-9
    May 10th 2011
  • Add to CartHardback: $230.00
    978-0-415-34487-6
    October 20th 2004

Description

First published in 1931. None of the manuscripts which have come down to us represents the original form of Marco Polo's narrative, but it is clear that certain texts are closer to the lost original than others. Entrusted with the task of preparing a new Italian edition of Marco Polo, Benedetto discovered many unknown manuscripts. He carefully edited the most famous of the manuscripts (the Geographic text) and collated it with the other best known ones.

· An invaluable index has been added to Aldo Ricci's of Benedetto's text, which includes all the identifications made in the Geographic text and also later editions by Marsden (1818), Pauthier (1865) and Yule (1871).

· The difficulty of following Polo on his many journeys has also been simplified by the process of distinguishing between those places on his main route to China and his return journey by sea to Persia and those places which he visited during his stay in China and those he never visited at all.

Name: The Travels of Marco Polo (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By L. F. BenedettoIntroduction by E. Denison RossTranslated by Aldo Ricci. First published in 1931. None of the manuscripts which have come down to us represents the original form of Marco Polo's narrative, but it is clear that certain texts are closer to the lost original than others. Entrusted with the task of...
Categories: Historical Geography, Tourism