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Le Devisement du Monde (), better though inaccurately known in English as Marco Polo’s Travels, is one of only a handful of medieval texts that remain. Cambridge Core – European Studies – Marco Polo’s Le Devisement du Monde – by Simon Gaunt. Le devisement du monde has 3 ratings and 3 reviews: Published by La Découverte, pages, Paperback.

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Mohammed Tellawi marked it as to-read Sep 13, This text presents, for the first time, a bilingual edition of the text devisemeht a critical edition of the only surviving Franco-Italian manuscript BN Fr with a translation into contemporary French.

The Polo party left Venice in Open Preview See a Problem? Haw however argued that many of the “omissions” could be explained. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For example, none of the other Western travelers to Yuan dynasty China at that time, such as Giovanni de’ Marignolli and Odoric of Pordenonementioned the Mnode Wall, and that while remnants of the Wall would have existed at that time, it would not have been significant or mondee as it had not been maintained for a long time.

Many of the details in Polo’s accounts have been verified.

New Evidence from Mnde, Salts and Revenues”. Vampcruci added it Dec 19, Tome 1, Le livre des merveilles by Marco Polo. Paperbackpages. His claim is confirmed by a Chinese text of the 14th century explaining how a Sogdian named Mar-Sargis from Samarkand founded six Nestorian Christian churches there in addition to one in Hangzhou during the second half of the 13th century. The original copies of his works are lost.


Be the first to ask a question about Le devisement du monde. Madonna Agaiby rated it really liked it Jul 08, Walaa marked it as to-read Oct 28, Send to a friend Le Devisement du monde In this second tome of Le Devisement du monde, Marco Polo travels across the north devlsement Afghanistan and crosses China following the route of the caravans.

Yet there is little awareness of the Devisement’s complex history and development. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The Travels is divided into four books. The first attempt to collate manuscripts and provide a critical edition was in a volume of collected travel narratives printed at Venice in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For example, Odoric of Pordenone said that the Yangtze river flows through the land of pygmies only three spans high and gave other fanciful tales, while Giovanni da Pian del Carpine spoke of “wild men, who do not speak at all and have no joints in their legs”, monsters who looked like women but whose menfolk were dogs, and other equally fantastic accounts.

Marco Polo in manuscript: The travels of the Devisement du monde

Faridali added it May 04, This page was monre edited on 29 Decemberat Haneen Hatem rated it it was amazing Mar 13, On the other side of Wuwei, Marco Polo seems to have taken a more direct route around the Gobi desert to Xanadu, the Khan’s summer palace to north of Peking.

Many problems were caused by the oral transmission of the original text and the proliferation of significantly different hand-copied manuscripts. The book was written devisemwnt Old French by romance writer Rustichello da Pisa, who worked from accounts which he had heard from Marco Polo when they were imprisoned together in Genoa.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I read it for a class and It was ok.

Umut mond it Oct 14, Nb of pages LXVI – Goodreads monce you keep track of books you want to read. The Travels of Marco Polo. He was a well known trader and an explorer. Dimensions x cm. The Great Walls were built to keep out northern invaders, whereas the ruling dynasty during Marco Polo’s visit were those very northern invaders.

Other early important sources are R Ramusio’s Italian translation first printed inand Z a fifteenth-century Latin manuscript kept at Toledo, Spain. Polo had at times denied the “marvelous” fables and legends given in other European accounts, and also omitted descriptions of strange races of people then believed to inhabit eastern Asia and given in such accounts.

Devisement du Monde – Brill Reference

Write your review Le Devisement du monde In this second tome of Le Devisement du monde, Marco Polo travels across the north of Afghanistan and crosses China following the route of the caravans.

Le Devisement du monde. Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity.

Archived from the original on 3 May The Description of the World London,p. Preview — Le devisement du monde by Marco Polo. The cities that dot the Xinjang and Gansu provinces are the traditional stops of what would later Devissement to Book Page.

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