The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps


Author: Benjamin B. Olshin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614996X
Category: Science
Page: 176
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In the thirteenth century, Italian merchant and explorer Marco Polo traveled from Venice to the far reaches of Asia, a journey he chronicled in a narrative titled Il Milione, later known as The Travels of Marco Polo. While Polo’s writings would go on to inspire the likes of Christopher Columbus, scholars have long debated their veracity. Some have argued that Polo never even reached China, while others believe that he came as far as the Americas. Now, there’s new evidence for this historical puzzle: a very curious collection of fourteen little-known maps and related documents said to have belonged to the family of Marco Polo himself. In The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps, historian of cartography Benjamin B. Olshin offers the first credible book-length analysis of these artifacts, charting their course from obscure origins in the private collection of Italian-American immigrant Marcian Rossi in the 1930s; to investigations of their authenticity by the Library of Congress, J. Edgar Hoover, and the FBI; to the work of the late cartographic scholar Leo Bagrow; to Olshin’s own efforts to track down and study the Rossi maps, all but one of which are in the possession of Rossi’s great-grandson Jeffrey Pendergraft. Are the maps forgeries, facsimiles, or modernized copies? Did Marco Polo’s daughters—whose names appear on several of the artifacts—preserve in them geographic information about Asia first recorded by their father? Or did they inherit maps created by him? Did Marco Polo entrust the maps to Admiral Ruggero Sanseverino, who has links to Rossi’s family line? Or, if the maps have no connection to Marco Polo, who made them, when, and why? Regardless of the maps’ provenance, Olshin’s tale—stretching from the remote reaches of the northern Pacific to early Chinese legends—takes readers on a journey confounding yet fascinating, offering insights into Italian history, the age of exploration, and the wonders of cartography.

The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian

Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East
Author: Marco Polo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
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Mediterranean France and Corsica Pilot


Author: Rod and Lucinda Heikell
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd
ISBN: 1846239168
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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This is a comprehensive companion to the long coastline which ranges from Spain and the edge of the Pyrenees to the Alpes Maritimes and Italy. It covers the flat country of Languedoc-Roussillon, the coast of the Golfe du Lion, the Rhone delta and the Camargue, the industrial Golfe de Fos, the Cote d Azur and the French Riviera and Monaco. The island of Corsica and the waterways that run behind the coast linking the Canal du Midi and the etangs to the Rhone are covered in separate chapters.The authors spent the summer and autumn of 2016 cruising in Corsica and then across to the Golfe du Fos where they left Skylax for the winter. During their travels they visited a large number of harbours and anchorages, collecting the latest information and taking new photographs. There are new aerial photos for many places and in particular for ports and harbours in Languedoc - Roussillon. This major 2017 edition contains substantial change to the content.

The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, concerning the kingdoms and marvels of the East

New translated and edited, with notes, maps, and other illustrations. By Colonel Henry Yule, C. B. late of the royal engineers (Bengal). With the addition of new matter and many new illustrations
Author: Marco Polo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 606
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The Book of Sir Marco Polo, the Venetian, Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East

Newly Tr. and Ed., with Notes, Maps, and Other Illustrations
Author: Sir Henry Yule
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
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The Vienna-Klosterneuburg Map Corpus of the Fifteenth Century

A Study in the Transition from Medieval to Modern Science
Author: Dana Bennett Durand
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cartography
Page: 510
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King Theodore of Corsica


Author: Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 164
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Societies, Networks, and Transitions: Volume I: A Global History


Author: Craig Lockard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618386122
Category: History
Page: 488
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Societies, Networks, and Transitions is a world history text that connects the different regions of the world through global themes. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts such as music and art. A range of pedagogical features--including focus questions, section summaries, and web-based study aids--supports students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marco Polo

De Venecia a Xanadú
Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 9788434488090
Category: History
Page: 464
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Marco Polo, el icono universal de la aventura y el descubrimiento, ha inspirado más de seis siglos de fascinación popular y de mitologías espurias. Es el más celebrado de los exploradores europeos a Asia, el primer viajero global y el más antiguo de los puentes entre Oriente y Occidente. Sin embargo, su historia es poco conocida y las fuentes originales escritas en más de media docena de lenguas han sido a penas consultadas. En esta brillante obra, la primera biografía realmente documentada de una de las figuras más fascinantes de la historia, Laurence Bergreen reconstruye la odisea de Marco Polo con todo lujo de detalles y con un rigor histórico que transportará al lector a sus viajes por la Ruta de la Seda y a los increíbles episodios de su vida. Siguiendo la ruta de Marco Polo por China y Mongolia, Bergreen ahonda en las controversias que perviven entorno a la leyenda de Marco Polo, desvelando algunas de las incógnitas que rodean su historia y persona y tanteando posibles respuestas a otras que quedan por resolver. A caballo entre la investigación histórica, el relato biográfico y el libro de viajes, Marco Polo es la crónica de un hombre que extendió las fronteras del conocimiento y la imaginación de su época que, a su vez, invita al lector de hoy a viajar a los límites de la historia.

A Teacher's Manual Accomapnying the Harding European History Maps


Author: Samuel Bannister Harding
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 112
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La historia del Mundo Nuevo


Author: Girolamo Benzoni
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: America
Page: 77
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Islario general


Author: A.de Santa Cruz
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5872420870
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Islario general de todos las islas del mundo. Con un pr?logo de D. Antonio Bl?zquez.

The Multimedia and CD-ROM Directory 1998


Author: Connectsoft-U S
Publisher: Waterlow Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780333711699
Category: Computers
Page: 1050
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Now in its 19th edition, this comprehensive directory details companies active in multimedia, which continues to evolve alongside the industry that it tracks. The text contains details of approximately 16,000 companies. Entries include company descriptions and classifications by activity, sector, platform, product type, size, turnover and more. The database section is indexed. This year articles from industry leaders and shapers, as well as interviews with heads of trend-setting companies and a round-up of statistics, should make this a useful item for professionals in the industry, and those who purchase multimedia professionally.

Whitaker's Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography, National
Page: N.A
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La Alexiada


Author: Emilio Díaz Rolando
Publisher: Universidad de Sevilla
ISBN: 9788474054330
Category: Byzantine Empire
Page: 700
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Cosa Nostra

Historia de la mafia siciliana
Author: John Dickie
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8483069040
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
View: 603
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Cosa Nostra relata la fascinante historia de la mafia siciliana, la sociedad criminal más famosa, más impenetrable y peor comprendida del mundo. La mafia ha recibido muchos nombres desde que fuera creada hace ciento cuarenta años: la Secta, la Hermandad, la Honorable Sociedad y, hoy, Cosa Nostra. Sin embargo, mientras cambiaban los nombres y los tiempos, sus métodos, sangrientos y sutiles, han seguido siendo los mismos. Ahora, por primera vez, Cosa Nostra reconstruye la historia completa de la mafia siciliana. Dickie se remonta a sus orígenes, en el siglo XVIII, para indagar las razones que propiciaron su nacimiento, su expansión internacional y sus actuales ramificaciones empresariales, analizando aspectos tan sugestivos como el papel que desempeñó durante la II Guerra Mundial o sus relaciones con la Iglesia Católica. Cosa Nostra es la crónica definitiva sobre la mafia siciliana, no solo por ser rigurosa, exhaustiva y rica en detalles y personajes, sino porque además ha sido escrita con el pulso narrativo de las mejores novelas negras. La crítica ha dicho... «El historiador y periodista John Dickie, especialista en temas italianos, combina un gran conocimiento de la mafia con un gran talento de narrador. Como ha dicho Andrea Camilleri, su libro se lee como una novela.» El Mundo

El burgués Gentil hombre


Author: Moliere,Pedro Lama
Publisher: Norma S A Editorial
ISBN: 9789580491347
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
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The Bourgeois Gentleman, a lampoon of Parisian society with a central character who attempts to adopt the superficial characteristics of the nobility.

Hombres de Armas (Mundodisco 15)


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8401339898
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 2903
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Siguen las aventuras increíbles en Mundodisco. «¡Sé un HOMBRE en la Guardia de la Ciudad! ¡La Guardia de la Ciudad necesita HOMBRES!» Hasta ahora, sin embargo, la Guardia Nocturna solo cuenta con el cabo Zanahoria (técnicamente un enano), el agente Cuddy (realmente un enano), el agente Detritus (un troll), la agente Angua (una mujer... la mayor parte del tiempo) y el cabo Nobbs (descalificado de la carrera evolutiva por hacer trampas). Y necesitan toda la ayuda que puedan conseguir. Porque hay un asesino suelto en las calles, con un arma nueva y mortífera y, lo más peligroso, un PLAN para devolver a la ciudad de Ankh-Morpork su grandeza perdida. Además, tienen que desenmascararlo antes del mediodía, cuando el capitán Vimes devuelva su placa y se case con la mujer más rica de la ciudad. Comparado con lo que les viene encima, acabar con aquel dragón que atacó la ciudad hace un tiempo resultó fácil, ¡hasta enfrentarse a un ejército de enanos sería más fácil! Y si la tarea es complicada para un cuerpo de vigilancia normal, para la Guardia Nocturna puede convertirse, literalmente, en un auténtico «rompecocos»... Reseña: «Terry Pratchett es tremendamente divertido. Es sabio. Tiene estilo.» Daily Telegraph

Robinson Crusoe


Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537012346
Category:
Page: 310
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Robinson CrusoeBy Daniel Defoe