Marco Polo

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  • Marco Polo's Legacy

    Marco Polo Marco Polo left a legacy after his life, that of which includes the well-known water game, Marco Polo and the record of his inspiring voyages, The Travels of Marco Polo. His life started around 1254 in Venice, Italy where he was born. His mother died when he was still young and his father was a very successful jewelry merchant with Marco’s uncle, who often spent most of his time in Asia. On one of his father’s and uncle’s journeys to China, they took Marco along and they stayed there…

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  • Marco Polo's Adventurous Life

    Marco Polo’s Adventurous Life Marco Polo, the famous Italian explorer was born in 1254 in the city-state of Venice, in northern Italy, into a noble family of Venetian merchants. (Demi 1) Polo grew up watching his father and uncle come and go on voyages to trade in many places. In the 1260s, his father Niccolo and uncle Maffeo went on a trading mission to modern day Uzbekistan and ancient China. (Ernest 564) At the age of fifteen, Polo lost his mom. In the year of 1271, when Marco turned…

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  • Marco Polo's Influence On Medieval Europe

    Introduction- Marco Polo is a famous and revolutionary Venetian explorer. Today's society learnt a lot from him and he was one of the most significant figures of Medieval Europe. Polo was the thread of string that ran from the East to the West, from Europe to Asia. He had an extremely positive and impactful influence on trade and the economy. Introducing many goods to both Europe and Asia, Marco's presence and achievements are prominently felt throughout time. His book inspired envy, curiosity…

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  • Marco Polo's Journey To A Brave New World

    Marco Polo is a great explorer who was born in Venice, Italy around 1254. He was from a wealthy merchant family. He started to travel at the age of 17 with his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo Polo. They were merchants who traded jewels with the Middle East through Asia. In 1271, the Polo family decided to go on a long, adventurous journey to China. They first traveled by sea to the Persian Gulf, and then were forced to take an ancient caravan route through present day Iraq, Iran, and…

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  • Stereotypes In Hollywood Movies

    Before introducing these two films, I will study the image of the Marco Polo and his influence in the European history to get a general idea of this historical figure. Then I will focus on representation of Marco Polo in the two films and compare their similarities and differences. By analyzing the character Marco Polo, I will explain his European identity and Western viewer’s identification with him. Afterwards, I will analyze the different…

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  • Marco Polo's Culture

    Marco Polo talks about culture more completely foreign to him than either Xuanzang or Ibn Battuta; China did not have the same religious tradition compared to where he came from. This probably is the reason why he has brief descriptions of religious life and practice in Hangzhou. His posture towards the culture of India was descriptive, without the clear criticisms of Battuta and the very positive passages found in Marco Polo’s account. Ibn Battuta made his own culture, mostly Islam and the…

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  • Bantu Migration Experience

    world to be greatly influenced by history. Three encounters that I found the most interesting and influential are the Bantu Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa, Marco Polo meeting Khubilai Khan, and the Muslims Pilgrimage to Mecca. Each encounter strikes a different impact in today 's society such as, the enlargement of the Bantu language, Marco Polo enlightening other explorers, and Muslims finding a way with Allah as they make their pilgrimage to Mecca. The Bantu Migration was one of the most…

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  • Mongolian Empire Dbq

    Conquered on horseback, the Mongolian Empire was the Largest Empire during the Medieval Times. The Empire began in 1206 and ended in 1368 under the rule of Kublai Khan. The Mongols were a group of nomadic tribes who lived in the Steppes and moved from place to another. In 1206, Genghis Khan joined the different tribes in Mongolia and led his people to achieve his dream of conquering the whole world. The Mongolian Empire was successful because of their society, technology and military techniques…

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  • How Did Mongol Affect Russia

    The Mongolian, in 1200 to 1300 a group of people “mongols” leads by Genghis Khan invaded a lot of places. China and Russia was some of the country or empire they have invaded. Marco polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer that traveled china along on the silk road. He was the governor of a great Chinese city, to the tax inspector in Yaznhou, and to an official seat on the Khan's Privy Council. He worked for Kublai Khan for 17 years then he return home. Mongol affected Russia and China in…

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  • The Mongol Empire: The Mongols Of The Mongol Empire

    need to conquer new lands and raid them for their resources. Despite their negative image and military tactics, first hand accounts of the empire and dealings with the Khans from the thirteenth century emissaries Juviani, William of Rubruck, and Marco Polo have…

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