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Marco Polo by Jonathan Clements
Book DescriptionThe records of the Chinese Yuan dynasty do not mention a Marco Polo at all (and they should), and there are some suspicious omissions from Polo's text - no tea, no foot-binding, no mention of Chinese printing, or even of the Great Wall. Did Polo even go to China?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905791057
(198mm x 128mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Haus Publishing Limited
Publisher: Haus Publishing Limited
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jonathan Clements
Jonathan Clements is the author of Confucius: A Biography and Pirate King: Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty. He studied Chinese and Japanese at the University of Leeds. He contributed a biography of MAO to the Life&Times series.
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