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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu

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In September 1298, the rival Italian republics of Genoa and Venice fought a fierce sea battle at Curzola off the rocky coast of southern Dalmatia. Against the odds the Venetians, led by Admiral Andrea Dandolo, son of the Doge, were defeated. Enraged and humiliated, Dandolo beat his brains out against the mast of his flagship rather than suffer execution at the hands of his enemies. Among the thousands of Venetians captives was one Marco Polo, gentleman, merchant of Venice, and sometime traveller to East Asia. Imprisoned in ...

Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu 2008, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781400078806

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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu 2008, Quercus Publishing, London

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