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Author Belliveau, Denis, 1964-

Title In the footsteps of Marco Polo / Denis Belliveau & Francis O'Donnell.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ; [S.l.] : Distributed by National Book Network, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  915.04 B444    ---  Available
Description viii, 280 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 28 cm.
Note Map on endpapers.
"A companion to the public television film, produced by Return to Venice LLC and WLIW New York, in association with WNET.ORG."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 280).
Contents New York: stepping off the edge -- Venice: Marco Polo slept here -- Holy land, holy fire: the keys to the church -- Turkey: you always have a friend -- Persia: the genesis of the story -- Afghanistan: the word of a warlord -- Balkh: the mother of all cities -- Fortress to fortress: east toward dawn -- The Wakhan Corridor: a caravan into the snow and ice -- Tajikistan: the roof of the world -- The back door to China: and the world's most traveled man -- Kashgar to Khotan: southern silk road oasis -- Taklamakan: sailing on a sea of sand -- The Desert of Lop: and the road that doesn't exist -- The Middle Kingdom: Marco Polo's Fabled Cathay -- Tibet: "the greatest illuminations the world has ever seen" -- In Xanadu: there was no stately pleasure dome -- Lesser India: the road to Southeast Asia -- Mongolia: "he made up his mind to conquer the world" -- Il Milione on the Grand Canal: "I am afraid of telling you ... for fear of I should be branded a liar" -- Hong Kong: a passage to India -- Sumatra: "the tree of life" -- Ceylon: the island of serendipity -- India: "the richest and most splendid country in the world" -- Iran: the old man of the mountain -- The return to Venice: coming full circle.
Summary Recounts the authors' journey along Marco Polo's route from Venice through Central Asia, Afghanistan, and China over the course of two years, using only ground and sea travel, with over two hundred color photographs.
Subject Polo, Marco, 1254-1323? -- Travel -- Asia.
Belliveau, Denis, 1964- -- Travel -- Asia.
O'Donnell, Francis -- Travel -- Asia.
Polo, Marco.
Asia -- Description and travel.
Added Author O'Donnell, Francis.
ISBN 9780742556836 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. NZ1 12532842
AU@ 000043110676
QBX a 08023411
CHVBK 115819800

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