Valencia College Marco Polo and the Mongols Presentation

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Valencia College Marco Polo and the Mongols Presentation
Valencia College Marco Polo and the Mongols Presentation
Valencia College Marco Polo and the Mongols Presentation

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Marco Polo and the Mongols

An introduction to Marco Polo
 Marco Polo was an Italian merchant and traveler

from Venice born to a merchant father between the
15th and 16th of September in 1254 (Bergreen,
 When Polo`s mother passed away, he was brought
up by his aunt and uncle who ensured he was well
 He learned mercantile, foreign currency, handling
of cargo ship among other subjects (Parker, 2004).
His father engaged in trade in the Near East,
became wealthy, and achieved peachy prestige.
 He learnt little or no Latin (Britannica, 2002).

An introduction to Marco Polo

 Polo became exposed to commerce through his

father and paternal uncle.
 He joined them when they ventured on a largerthan-life journey to Asia where they spent 24 years.
 Upon their return, Polo found an ongoing war
between Venice and Genoa and was locked in prison
until his release in 1299.
 He went on to become a wealthy, married, and had
three children before his death in 1324.

An introduction to Marco Polo
 During his stay in prison, he narrated his epic

journey to a fellow inmate, Rustichello da Pisa,
who in turn incorporated his own stories and
penned the Book of the Marvels of the World,
commonly known as The Travels of Marco Polo.
 It is in these books that Marco Polo`s travels are
comprehensively depicted.

Importance of Marco Polo
 The significance of Marco Polo can never be down-

played. The Travels of Marco Polo was the first to give a
detailed account on Asia and gave Europeans a glimpse
into the lives of Asians as well as their land.
 Immediately after the first publishing, Europeans who
had no prior knowledge about Asia were perplexed and
considered the book to be tremendous.
 Polo`s descriptions turned into a significant source of
knowledge on geography, people, culture, government,
religions, technology, plants, and animals in the vast
region to the east (Polo, 1929).

Importance of Marco Polo
 His stories also had a substantial impact on subsequent

explorations and enticed merchants, explorers, rulers, as
well as ecclesiastics to search for deeper understanding
of Asia, and to establish better relations with its dwellers.
 European cartography advanced and led to the creation
of the Fra Mauro map thanks to Polo`s epic journey and
depictions (Parker, 2004).
 Till the 16th century, Maps of Asia were grounded on the
Travels of Marco Polo.

Fra Mauro map

Importance of Marco Polo
 The book also motivated many explorers during the

Age of Exploration.
 For instance, C...

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