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Le Devisement du monde

Tome III, L'empereur Khoubilai Khan

Edited by Jean-Claude FAUCON, Danielle QUERUEL, Monique SANTUCCI, Managing editor Philippe MÉNARD

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In volume III, Marco Polo witnesses the magnificence of Khubilai Khan’s court, as well as his efficient method of government. Certain aspects (such as the yearly tribute paid by conquered peoples, the use of paper money, the organized messenger service, or the food distributions in time of hunger) strike the Venetian traveller as particularly noteworthy. The figure of the emperor is idealized, but not inaccurate: the Mongolian chieftain has been transformed into a great administrator by contact with ancient Chinese traditions.

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Le Devisement du monde

Le Devisement du monde

In volume III, Marco Polo witnesses the magnificence of Khubilai Khan’s court, as well as his efficient method of government. Certain aspects (such as the yearly tribute paid by conquered peoples, the use of paper money, the organized messenger...

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Title Le Devisement du monde
Subtitle Tome III, L'empereur Khoubilai Khan
Edition First Edition
Tome 3
By (author) Marco POLO
Edited by Jean-Claude FAUCON, Danielle QUERUEL, Monique SANTUCCI
Managing editor Philippe MÉNARD
Issue 568
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 06/1/2004
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00859-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600008594
Reference no. 1-568
Publication Date 06/1/2004
Nb of pages 0 - 216
Illustrations 15 illustrations
Frontispiece, Plates
Dimensions 11.5 x 18 cm
Weight 350 gr
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