When he met Kublai Khan, the founder of the , Marco Polo was just 20 years old. However, historians and research experts have been able to confirm much of his story. After the meeting, , the master of the financial system in the empire, is granted an audience with the Polo family. She lives in Washington, D. Meeting the head of the town, Marco is welcomed to the house, seeking his advice. Intrigued, Marco asks them to take him with them, but he is refused. Marco was put in jail by the Genoese for unknown reasons.
Nonetheless, Marco Polo came to admire Mongol culture, and to develop his own obsession with Central Asian horses all of them descended from Alexander the Great's mount Bucephelus, as Marco tells it and with falconry - two mainstays of Mongol life. The Mongol hordes also threatened parts of Europe, especially Poland and Hungary…. On the way there he had to go over mountains and through terrible deserts, across hot burning lands and places where the cold was horrible. He traveled farther than any of his predecessors during his 24-year journey along the Silk Road, reaching China and Mongolia, where he became a confidant of Kublai Khan. He met some of the astronomers of China, then shown typical acupuncture done on the streets. Poster of Marco Polo Genre , Written by Directed by Starring Composer s Country of origin United States Italy Original language s English No.
Two years later, in 1271, Niccolo Polo and his brother, Maffeo, set off again, taking the 17-year-old Marco with them. Marco, his father, and his uncle finally got permission to leave the Great Khan's court that year, so that they could serve as escorts of a 17-year-old Mongol princess who was being sent to Persia as a bride. In the Golbi desert, they had to trudge through mountains and valleys with little to no food sources. There was sickness on board and 600 passengers and crew died and some say pirates attacked. While back in Venice, Marco Polo commanded a Venetian ship during his city's conflict with Genoa. They expanded long-distance trade and people began to expect accessibility to the foreign goods they brought. The Venetian traveler and writer Marco Polo ca.
In 1260, the brothers liquidated their fortune and used their contacts to travel through the Muslim countries and into Central Asia. Marco Polo - Explorer c1254 - 1324 Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer and trader who traveled from Venice to Asia, with his father and uncle, and spent 17 years in China. The scion of a noble family of Venetian merchants, Marco Polo began his long experience with Cathay through the adventures of his father, Niccolo, and his uncle, Maffeo Polo, partners in a trading operation at a time when Venice was the world leader in foreign commerce. His wife is very accommodating and hosts a feast in the Polos' honour. Marco took on various sorts of diplomatic and administrative roles for the emperor from his base in Dadu, which Kublai Khan built next to Khanbaliq. To the people with an inadequate knowledge of the middle ages these names are but single entities that have no connection whatsoever.
This book introduced the Europeans to China and Central Asia. Although Kublai Khan did not want the Polos to return to their native Venice, he finally agreed to let them go on the condition that they escort a bride-to-be to Persia. Nevertheless, Marco Polo survived it all. In Beijing, they met Kublai Khan and even became part of his court in Xanadu. On their first visit to court, the Khan had asked the Polo brothers to bring him oil from the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, which Armenian Orthodox priests sold in that city, so the Polos went to the Holy City to buy the consecrated oil. In 1300, he got married and, together with his wife, they had three children.
Marco Polo was an inmate in the Genoese prison at the Palazzo di San Giorgio from 1296 to 1299, arrested for commanding a Venetian galley in a war against Genoa. With it, in short, every article may be procured. As soldiers ransack a village in search of someone, Marco encounters Saiamon, unaware that Saiamon is at the head of the plot. As Polo entertained everyone with his tales of traveling to China, Rusticello wrote them down in a French dialect. Early life Marco Polo was born around 1254 into a wealthy Venetian merchant family, though the actual date and location of his birth are unknown. That is about 15 times the contemporary population of Venice, then one of Europe's largest cities and European readers simply refused to give credence to this fact. Upon his return, Venice was at war with Genoa.
The two foresaw a serious political change and the brothers liquidated their assets into jewels and left the place. It was only after Polo's death that people realized the book contained the truth about his travels and what he witnessed. In the 13th century, people who lived in Venice, Italy, believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth and that creation occurred exactly 4,484 years before Rome was founded. Marco Polo's descriptions of the wealth and splendor of the Yuan court, and of the size and organization of Chinese cities, struck his European audience as impossible to believe. Even with a gold passport from Kublai Khan, which enabled the travelers to use lodgings and horses posted by the Mongols along the Silk Road routes, they took three and a half years to arrive. Apparently they had proved so useful to the khan that he did not want them to leave. His well-documented travels to China were some of the most influential in world history, and did much to kickstart the European age of exploration.
Living in China Marco lived in China for many years and learned to speak the language. Through it all, Marco Polo marveled at China's cultural customs, great wealth and complex social structure. The brothers are deeply resistant and intolerant in belief of the stories Rustichello has told. The Polos impressed Kublai Khan with their intelligence and their familiarity with the world. In China they were well received by the recently established Mongol prince Kublai Khan in 1266. He may also have recounted stories he heard from other travelers.