Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu

Vintage - Exceptionally narrated and written with a discerning eye for detail, Marco Polo is as riveting as the life it describes. Polo introduced the cultural riches of China to Europe, spawning centuries of Western fascination with Asia. In this lively blend of history, acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen separates myth from history, biography, and travelogue, creating the most authoritative account yet of Polo's remarkable adventures.

. As the first european to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, along the dangerous Silk Road, where he won the trust of the most feared and reviled leader of his day.

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Perennial / HarperCollins - Now in over the edge of the world, firsthand accounts, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

The riveting story of ferdinand magellan’s historic 60, 000-mile ocean voyage“Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account. William Morrow Company. It is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner. New york times book reviewferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure.

Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504

Penguin Books - He was a self-promoting and ambitious entrepreneur. His maps were a hybrid of fantasy and delusion. By their conclusion, columbus was broken in body and spirit, a hero undone by the tragic flaw of pride. When he did make land, he enslaved the populace he found, encouraged genocide, and polluted relations between peoples.

He ended his career in near lunacy. But columbus had one asset that made all the difference, an inborn sense of the sea, of wind and weather, and of selecting the optimal course to get from A to B. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, moral, this book shows how the subsequent voyages illustrate the costs - political, and economic.

Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504 - Columbus undertook three more voyages between 1494 and 1504, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. He knew nothing of celestial navigation or of the existence of the Pacific Ocean. Laurence bergreen's energetic and bracing book gives the whole Columbus and most importantly, the whole of his career, not just the highlight of 1492.

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Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization

Palgrave Macmillan - Penguin Books. Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era. Used book in Good Condition. William Morrow Company.

Interpreter of Maladies

Mariner Books 2724333535289 - William Morrow Company. Penguin Books. With a new introduction from the author for the twentieth anniversary Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerring charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. In stories that travel from india to America and back again, Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner.

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Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

Washington Square Press - Noted modern-day adventurer martin dugard, strips away the myths surrounding Cook's life and portrays his tremendous ambition, using James Cook's personal journals, intellect, and sheer hardheadedness to rise through the ranks of the Royal Navy -- and by his courageous exploits become one of the most enduring figures in naval history.

Used book in Good Condition. This is the true story of a legendary man and explorer. Full or realistic action, lush descriptions of places and events, and fascinating historical characters such as King George III and the soon-to-be-notorious Master William Bligh, Dugard's gripping account of the life and death of Captain James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on going farther than any man.

Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook - William Morrow Company. Penguin Books. Great product! In the annals of seafaring and exploration, visiting strange, exotic lands previously uncharted, there is one name that immediately evokes visions of the open ocean, billowing sails, and civilizations never before encountered -- Captain James Cook.

Women in the Middle East: Restoring Women to History Restoring Women to History

Indiana University Press - These four volumes in this major series. A basic set for all academic libraries. Library journal academic newswiretracing the evolution of the role of women beginning with ancient Middle Eastern societies through the 17th century, Nashat and Tucker examine the interplay between local practices and early Islamic beliefs and institutions, as well as economic activity, access to political power, and contributions to cultural life.

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Broadway Books - From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made. Great product! New york times bestseller • the startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age.

The mongol army led by genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege.

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The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama

Harper Perennial - Great product! Perfect for readers of endurance:shackleton’s incredible voyage, galileo’sDaughter, a king of modern-dayKerala, and Atlantic, this first-ever completeaccount of da Gama’s voyages includes new information from the recentlydiscovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of lettersbetween da Gama and the Zamorin, India.

. Harper Perennial. Penguin Books. Great product! Used book in Good Condition. Cliff, draws uponhis own travels in da gama’s footsteps to add detail, the author of The Shakespeare Riots, authenticity, and acontemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic. William Morrow Company. Historiannigel cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama’spioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point inthe struggle between Christianity and Islam—a series of events which foreveraltered the relationship between East and West.

Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico Bedford Series in History & Culture Paperback

Bedford/St. Martin's - A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism. Great product! In 1519 hernán cortés and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs.

The volume includes a broad array of visual images and maps, a chronology, questions for consideration, biographical notes, a selected bibliography, a glossary of Spanish and Nahua terms, and an index. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. Using excerpts primarily drawn from bernal diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies — many recently uncovered — of indigenous Nahua survivors, class and ethnic biases, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of momentous events.

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Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Fall of the Mexica Empire Bedford Series in History and Culture

Bedford/St. Martin's - Focusing on the major events and personalities during the fall of the Mexica empire, Victors and Vanquished helps you go deeper into this historical episode by revealing changing attitudes toward European expansionism. William Morrow Company. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Great product! Great product!

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