Marco Polo and Sir John Mandeville
Lecture no. 6 from the course: History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration
Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Although traders had traveled the Silk Road since the Roman Empire, there was little awareness of what existed at the other end—until Marco Polo’s accounts of China opened Europeans’ eyes to a mysterious, advanced civilization. Start with background on the medieval world, then look closely at Polo’s travels and legacy.