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The Travels of Marco Polo

circa 1300

Why is it canonical?

One of Europe's most famous travelogues, the text is a written version of an oral account given by the famous merchant traveler Marco Polo. It was for many the first exposure to cultures outside of Europe, namely China.

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A page from the Travels of Marco Polo

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