Xanadu

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Xanadu
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  • 9780553820027
  • 9781409045649

**A SOURCE FOR MARCO POLO, A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**


Marco Polo's journey from Venice, through Europe and most of Asia, to the court of Kublai Khan in China is one of the most audacious in history. His account of his experiences, known simply as The Travels, uncovered an entirely new world of emperors and concubines, great buildings - 'stately pleasure domes' in Coleridge's dreaming - huge armies and imperial riches. His book shaped the West's understanding of China for hundreds of years.

John Man travelled in Marco's footsteps to Xanadu, in search of the truth behind Marco's stories; to separate legend from fact. Drawing on his own journey, archaeology and archival study, John Man paints a vivid picture of the man behind the myth and the true story of the great court of Kublai Khan.

  • Transworld; October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409045649
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  • Title: Xanadu
  • Author: John Man
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780553820027
  • 9781409045649

In The Press

"An in-the-footsteps-of-Marco-Polo journey through Europe to China which really makes you feel you are wearing Polo's threadbare, sweat-stained slippers as you go"

About The Author

John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in China and Mongolia. His books have been published in over twenty languages. In 2007 he was awarded Mongolia's prestigious Friendship Medal for his contribution of UK-Mongol relations.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780553820027
  • 9781409045649