Essays Tagged: "Marco Polo"

The travels of Marco Polo and his influence on the western world

Marco Polo is considered by most to be the most important link between Europe andChina in the 13th c ... tury. His accounts of the Eastern world had an immense impact onWestern thinking and life in Europe.Marco Polo was born in 1254 to a noble family in Venice, which was at that time anindependent city-s ... 254 to a noble family in Venice, which was at that time anindependent city-state in northern Italy. Marco had a typical education of a young man of histime1. At age 15, he had already studied many of ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.6 Jan/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Sea Routes to Asia

After Marco Polo returned with golds, silvers, and all sorts of treasures, and spices theneed to trade wit ... pean in Europe was trying tofind ways to get to Asia and India to trade for the riches of the East. Marco Polo had traveled toAsia by land, and this took time and money because of its long journey. Th ... willing to head towards Asia. So this caused some countries notto be able to trade with Asia. Since Marco Polo was an Italian, the Italians thought that they had amonopoly on the trading to the Far Ea ...

(9 pages) 92 1 4.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Marco Polo's Influence on Christopher Columbus...

Marco Polo's Travels formulated in Europe of the fourteenth and fifteenth century a new perception o ... significant change to take place; this was Christopher Columbus' voyage. For Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo's travelogue was a valuable and solid resource that contained the necessary details of th ... ivation for Columbus. In the 12th of May 1492, Christopher Columbus, accompanied by the writings of Marco Polo, sets sail to change history forever.Marco Polo's travelogue was the only written account ...

(9 pages) 99 1 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is a book report of Morco Polos travels.

History 350Book ReviewThe Travels Of Marco PoloTranslated and Introduced By Ronald LathamAbaris Books Inc. New YorkThis is a paper that w ... aper that will take a look at one of the most important books in history. A European merchant named Marco Polo wrote down the book in 1297 or 1298. His book was a primary source for knowledge on the F ... ever a man yet, Christian, or Saracen, Tartar or Pagan, who explored so much of the world as Messer Marco, son of Messer Niccolo Polo, great and noble citizen of the city of Venice."(The Travels of Ma ...

(14 pages) 49 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Traveling is Educational.

A historic traveler known as Marco Polo embarked on a journey to a foreign country known as China in search of silk. He returned ...

(2 pages) 88 0 3.2 Sep/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Cannibalism in travel literature

The theme of cannibalism was most prevalent during the age of Exploration. Marco Polo, Sir John Mandeville, Christopher Columbus, and Bernal Diaz Del Castillo all make mention ... nnibalism as a justification for the Europeans to conquer and occupy the land for commercial profit.Marco Polo traveled to the islands of Zipangu (Japan) and dictated his account while he was imprison ... xcellence of its flavor (61)."This quote shows that cannibalism was widely accepted by the natives. Marco Polo stated that this is something that "the reader should informed..." of and he referr ...

(7 pages) 53 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The various ways in which European man has benifited from Marco Polo's Travels. Covers most of Marco's life, and many ways which Europe has benifitted from it.

Marco Polo EssayEssay Question: Discuss the various ways in which European man has benefited from Ma ... .In the vast field of exploration, no single European has made such a great contribution as that of Marco Polo. He had seen places that Europeans have only discovered in the last Century, he travelled ... res, all which he recorded in his journal, which later became a guide for later European travellers.Marco Polo was the son of Maffeo Polo, born in 1254, in either the Curzola trading outpost, or Venic ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"New World Beginnings"

and profits alike were narrowly limited.European appetites were further whetted when foot-loose Marco Polo, an Italian adventurer, returned to Europe in 1295, after a stay of nearly twenty years i ...

(6 pages) 63 0 3.9 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the 'Indies', and what commodities he found there.

ption in what he reported back to the empire in a bid to hide his misfortunes. Upon the 'reading of Marco Polo's journals concerning his travels to China in 1170-1190 and being told of Cipangu (Japan) ... within Spanish society. Columbus' ultimate goal was to locate the 'great Asian trading centres that Marco Polo had discovered and written about'. To find Asia, 'Christopher Columbus instructed his cre ...

(8 pages) 79 1 4.3 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Marco Polo - Discuss the various ways in which European man has benefited from Marco Polo's travels?

Marco Polo is probably the most widely known European traveller in the Far East, having travelled ma ... dge of Asia and the new inquisitiveness for the world around them.The physical benefits gained from Marco Polo's adventures to China are much less than many people believe. It is true that Marco Polo ... d coal, which were commonly used in China and were very important and useful to the Chinese people. Marco Polo also brought back many things from the East, especially jewels, because they were easiest ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Financial Services Industry Report

new phenomenon and has been taking place to some degree since ancient times. "Since the travels of Marco Polo seven centuries ago, global economic integration- through trade, factor movements, and co ...

(4 pages) 130 1 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta

1. Marco Polo is said to be one of the most decorated travelers of his time. Himself along with his fat ... eresting observations and personal impressions of the people he had encountered during his travels. Marco Polo's accuracy of keeping time and mapping the different regions he visited paved the way for ...

(1 pages) 25 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Man of Importance: Marco Polo

Marco Polo was an explorer and merchant born in Venice in the year of 1252. He accomplished many thi ... after documenting his journey in a book titled Divisament dou Monde, or in English, The Travels of Marco Polo. His travels inspired the voyage that lead to the discovery of the New World, and Marco's ... tly. With the things accomplished by this man are of great importance and should never be forgotten.Marco Polo's journey to China, where he stayed for seventeen years, held great value. Here he joined ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Marco Polo

Topic 2: In the Prologue to The Travel of Marco Polo the author claims that his book is "an accurate record"�, free from any sort of fa ... as a source of historical information (Support your answer with evidence from the primary sources)? Marco Polo has discovered much of central Asia. Over the years many manuscripts, evolve around the c ... of central Asia. Over the years many manuscripts, evolve around the controversial issue, on whether Marco Polo did go to China. How accurate his account and reliability can this be as a source of hist ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Reasons for European Exploration to the Americas

ch for new trading routes to reduce the expenses. Another reason for exploration was the arrival of Marco Polo. When he returned from China, he came back with stories of the East. In addition, each em ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

When we think of the European age of exploration, we

When we think of the European age of exploration, we remember names like Christopher Columbus and Marco Polo. They were some of the first people to set out and explore the world. They took all risks ... bus was hungry for the exploration of the world even at a rather young age. After reading a book by Marco Polo that discussed the ideas of gems and spices, his hunger went into a rage, as well as the ...

(4 pages) 1343 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Yuan Dynasty

khan also left Confucian officials in lower-level jobs. While the reign of Kublai Khan, a guy named Marco Polo visited china. For a long time Marco Polo worked as an official of the Mongol rulers. Mar ... tell stories about Chinese wealth and practices, which Europeans found hard to believe. For example Marco Polo would tell them that the efficient transportation system the Mongols had set up to unite ...

(1 pages) 11 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Acient China Timeline

nasty ended.End of Han Dynasty (220 AD)China broke up into several smaller kingdoms.Explorations of Marco Polo (1200 AD)His stories of China saying it was a royal place with walls covered in gold and ...

(2 pages) 1063 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Essay about The Silk Road

traveled these roads learning about culture and trading goods and religions. One such explorer was Marco Polo.Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy in 1251 and he later died in 1324. Marco Polo was pr ... Khan. He managed to travel all throughout Asia vividly remember it and came home to tell his story.Marco Polo grew up like any other boy. He had the usual type of education for a boy growing up in Ve ...

(5 pages) 30 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

Long Lost Rulers

The 15th century was a time of great exploration. The westerner, Marco Polo, was one of the first westerners to explore the Silk Roads of China. Less than a century ...

(4 pages) 570 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History