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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Open Deviesment See a Problem? Many of the details in Polo’s accounts have been verified. Books by Marco Polo. Europeans in Medieval China and John of Montecorvino. The Description of mnode World London,p. Christian Lopes marked it as to-read Jul 19, This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. Other early important sources are R Ramusio’s Italian translation first printed inand Z a fifteenth-century Latin manuscript kept at Toledo, Spain.

It is also largely free of the gross errors in other accounts such as those given by the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta who had confused the Yellow River with the Grand Canal and other waterways, and believed that porcelain was mnde from coal.

To accept cookies from this site, please click the Allow Cookies button below. 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 Great Wall, and that while remnants of the Wall would have existed deviisement that time, it would not have been significant or noteworthy as it had not been maintained for a long time.

Le Devisement du monde

Importance du manuscrit BN fr. The original copies of his works are lost. Julien added it Oct 05, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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Mohamed Sabry rated it it was ok Aug 18, Pol rated it liked it Sep 05, The tradition is that Polo dictated the book to a romance writer, Rustichello da Pisawhile in prison in Genoa between — By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Title Le Devisement du monde. Olschki,collated sixty additional manuscript sources, in addition to some eighty that had been collected by Henry Yulefor his edition. Moule and Paul Pelliot published a translation under the title Description of the World that uses manuscript F as its base and attempts to combine the several versions of the text into one continuous narrative while at the same time indicating the source for each section London, New Evidence from Currencies, Salts and Revenues”.

Title Le devisement du monde. 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. Paperbackpages. During copying and translating many errors were made, so there are many differences between the various copies. The first attempt to collate manuscripts and provide a critical edition was in a volume of collected travel narratives printed at Venice in Marco Polo was accompanied on his trips by his father and uncle both of whom had been to China previouslythough neither of them published any known works about their journeys.

For instance, did Polo exert “political authority” seignora in Yangzhou or merely “sojourn” sejourna there. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It contains comparative readings of multiple versions of the text in French, Italian and Latin, Rather than offering a Eurocentric vision of the world grounded in a sense of the absolute alterity of the non-Christian world as is often asserted, the author shows how the Devisement expounds a sense of the relative nature of difference, crucially positioning Marco uncannily between two worlds East and Westjust as he is positioned awkwardly between two languages, French and Italian, and in modern reception at least awkwardly between two literary histories.


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Courtney Spoerndle added it Mar 07, For more information on what data is contained devisemrnt the cookies, please see our Cookie Notice. Marco Polo emerges as being curious and tolerant, and devoted to Kublai Khan and the dynasty that he served for two decades.

Vampcruci added it Dec 19, Problems with Internal Evidence”.

The Mongol rulers whom Polo served also controlled territories both north and south of today’s wall, and would mondd no reasons to maintain any fortifications that may have remained there from the earlier dynasties. Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The author also calls into question traditional accounts of the use of French outside France in the Middle Ages and offers a re-assessment of Marco Polo’s position in the evolution of European travel writing.

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You have no items in your shopping basket. They left China in late or early [8] and were back in Venice in Archived from the original on 3 May Preview — Le devisement du monde by Marco Polo. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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