Watch Marco Polo Online. Season 1 Summary (2014) Marco travels the Silk Road to the imperial city of Kublai Khan, and begins learning the ways of Chinese culture, politics and war. 1 The Wayfarer After three years crossing seas, deserts and the Silk Road, a young Marco Polo finds himself a prisoner of the great Kublai Khan. 2 The Wolf and the Deer As Kublai Khan battles his warmonger brother for rule over Mongolia, Marco learns that justice in Khan’s Imperial City is as swift as it is deadly. 3 Feast Marco begins a dangerous relationship with the beautiful Blue Princess as tensions grow between Kublai and Xiangyang’s cunning chancellor Jia Sidao. 4 The Fourth Step As war looms with the walled city of Xiangyang, Prince Jingim tests his diplomacy skills while Kublai questions Marco’s allegiance. 5 Hashshashin Marco searches for the mastermind behind a murderous plot, while Prince Jingim weighs the risks of retaliation. 6 White Moon 7 The Scholar's Pen 8 Rendering 9 Prisoners 10 The Heavenly and Primal.
Did Marco Polo "Discover" America? For a guy who claimed to spend 17 years in China as a confidant of Kublai Khan, Marco Polo left a surprisingly skimpy paper trail.
No Asian sources mention the footloose Italian. The only record of his 13th-century odyssey through the Far East is the hot air of his own Travels, which was actually an “as told to” penned by a writer of romances. But a set of 14 parchments, now collected and exhaustively studied for the first time, give us a raft of new stories about Polo’s journeys and something notably missing from his own account: maps. If genuine, the maps would show that Polo recorded the shape of the Alaskan coast—and the strait separating it from Asia—four centuries before Vitus Bering, the Danish explorer long considered the first European to do so. Perhaps more important, they suggest Polo was aware of the New World two centuries before Columbus. But as Olshin is first to admit, the authenticity of the ten maps and four texts is hardly settled.
Marco Polo - Accueil. Marco Polo – Le fabuleux voyage. Pointe-à-Callière, cité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal, propose au public une exposition qui le fera rêver et voyager : Marco Polo — Le fabuleux voyage transporte les visiteurs au 13e siècle, de Venise jusqu’en Chine, au cours d'un périple si étonnant et si exceptionnel que l’on en parle encore après plus de sept siècles.
Cette manifestation illustre l’immense impact de ce voyage tel que raconté par Marco Polo dans Le Livre des merveilles car ces récits ont permis l'élaboration de la cartographie menant à de grandes explorations autour du globe à compter du 15e siècle. C’est d’ailleurs sous l’influence de cet ouvrage que Christophe Colomb mettra les voiles vers l’ouest pour ouvrir une nouvelle route des Indes et finalement découvrir l'Amérique en 1492. Marco Polo, « Le livre des merveilles » Marco Polo « Le livre des merveilles » Marco Polo. Voyageur vénitien (Venise 1254-Venise 1324).
Accompagnant son père et son oncle, négociants à Venise, Marco Polo prit dès 1271 la route de Pékin à travers l'Asie centrale et arriva en 1275 à Shangdu, résidence de l'empereur Kubilay Khan. Celui-ci lui ayant confié diverses missions, il parcourut le pays pendant seize ans. Rentré à Venise (1295), il fit le récit de son voyage dans le Livre des merveilles du monde (dit encore Il Milione, ou le Devisement du monde), extraordinaire description de la Chine mongole. 1. MARCO POLO. Le xiiie siècle est un grand siècle d'internationalisme.
Les armées mongoles, parties de Karakorum, envahissent d'une part la Chine et de l'autre l'Asie centrale, l'Asie Mineure et la partie occidentale du monde chrétien. En réunissant sous leur sceptre des régions appartenant à des aires de civilisations aussi différentes, les conquérants des steppes créent une situation exceptionnelle dans l'histoire du monde. Marco Polo - Exploration. Two years later, Niccolò and Maffeo sailed to Acre in present-day Israel, this time with Marco at their side.
At Khubilai Khan’s request, they secured some holy oil from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and then backtracked to Acre to pick up gifts, papal documents and two friars from newly elected Pope Gregory X. The friars quickly abandoned the expedition, but the Polos continued on, possibly by camel, to the Persian port city of Hormuz. Failing to find any boats to their liking, they instead took take a series of overland traders’ routes that, in the 19th century, would become known as the Silk Road. Over the next three years they slowly trekked through deserts, high mountain passes and other rough terrain, meeting people of various religions and cultures along the way. Marco Polo - Biography - Explorer, Journalist.
Venetian merchant and adventurer Marco Polo traveled from Europe to Asia from 1271 to 1295.
He wrote Il Milione, known in English as The Travels of Marco Polo. Synopsis Marco Polo was born in 1254, in Venice, Italy. He traveled extensively with his family, journeying from Europe to Asia from 1271 to 1295. He remained in China for 17 of those years. Early Life Marco Polo was born in the year 1254 to a wealthy Venetian merchant family. Their journeys brought them into present-day China, where they joined a diplomatic mission to the court of Kublai Khan, the Mongol leader whose grandfather, Genghis Khan, had conquered Northeast Asia. Khan's Empire, the largest the world had ever seen, was largely a mystery to those living within the borders of the Holy Roman Empire.
Journey to China.