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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He recorded his adventures in a book published as “The Travels of Marco Polo”. Women and the Family in Chinese History.

To ask other readers questions about Le devisement du mondeplease sign up. Lists with This Book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Despite geographical obstacles and innumerable perils, the Venitian voyager arrives at his destination—and becomes the first to travel so far into an immense and wondrous Asia.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Some in the Middle Ages viewed the book simply as a romance or fable, largely because of the sharp difference of its descriptions of a sophisticated civilisation in China to other early accounts by Giovanni da Pian del Carpine and William of Rubruck who portrayed the Mongols as “barbarians” who appeared to belong to “some other world”.

Retrieved May 8, — via Internet Archive. 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. For example, when visiting Zhenjiang in JiangsuChina, Marco Polo noted that a large number of Christian churches had been built there.

Marco Polo in manuscript: The travels of the Devisement du monde — Arizona State University

The Travels is divided into four books. Le devisement du monde was a collaboration between Polo and the professional writer, Rustichello da Monnde, who wrote in French, like many contemporary Italian writers. While the Italian missionary Odoric of Pordenone who visited Yuan China mentioned footbinding it is however unclear whether he was only relaying something he heard as his description is inaccurate[24] no other foreign visitors to Yuan China mentioned ,onde practice, perhaps an indication that the footbinding was not widespread or was not practiced in an extreme form at that time.


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Le devisement du monde: 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.

Title Le Devisement du monde. Paperbackpages. Archived from the original on 3 May The tradition is that Polo dictated the book to a romance writer, Rustichello da Pisawhile in prison in Genoa between — The oldest surviving Polo manuscript is in Old French heavily flavoured with Italian; [12] for Luigi Foscolo Benedetto, this “F” text is the basic original text, which he deivsement by comparing it with the somewhat more detailed Italian of Ramusio, together with a Latin manuscript in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

They left China in late or early [8] and were back in Venice in Mohamed Osman marked d as to-read Oct 28, To accept cookies from this site, please click the Allow Cookies button below.

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

Title Le devisement du monde. Rustichello da Pisa and Marco Polo. During copying and translating many errors were made, so there are many differences between the various copies. 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.

Details Le Devisement du Mondebetter though inaccurately known in English as Marco Polo’s Travels, is one of only a handful of medieval texts that remain iconic today for European cultural history, and Marco Polo is one of only a dveisement of medieval writers who still enjoys instant name-recognition.


Aya devizement added it Aug 29, Deviseent book examines the text from a fresh, literary viewpoint, drawing upon a range of different disciplines and approaches: Send to a friend Le devisement du monde If the name of Marco Polo is universally known, we know less about Le devisement du monde, the book that documented his travels.

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Despite a few exaggerations and errors, Polo’s accounts are relatively free of the descriptions of irrational marvels, and in many cases where present mostly given in the first part before he reached China, such as mentions of Christian miracleshe made a clear distinction that they are what he had heard rather than what he had seen.

It was Benedetto who identified Rustichello da Pisa[18] as the original compiler or amanuensisand his established text has provided the basis for many modern translations: Gwendoline marked it as to-read Feb 14, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

monre Simao rated it liked it Jun 17, Haw however argued that many of the “omissions” could be explained. The Moroccan merchant Ibn Battuta travelled through the Golden Horde and China subsequently in the early-to-midth century. Faridali added it May 04, Julien added it Oct 05, He really did go to China”.

Marco Polo’s Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity

Although Marco Polo was certainly the most famous, he was not the only nor the first European traveller to the Mongol Empire who subsequently wrote an account of his devisememt. Haneen Hatem rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Illustrations 11 illustrations Illustrations, color, Plates. Retrieved from ” https: Vampcruci added it Dec 19, Moule and Paul Pelliot, Marco Polo: