The newest volume in Sterling Signature's successful Illustrated Edition series takes readers on a fascinating journey into a world once unknown. Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China. Now this stunningly illustrated volume, edited by renowned historian Morris Rossabi, offers the complete text of Polo's travelogue (in the respected Yule-Cordier translation), enhanced with more than 200 images--including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, and maps. Sidebars and dozens of informative footnotes combine to present Polo and his travels in a captivating new light.
Morris Rossabi is a historian and professor of China and Central Asia who teaches courses in Inner Asian and East Asian history at the City University of New York and Columbia University. He is the author of Herder to Statesman;The Mongols and Global History; Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists; and Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times, which was chosen as a main selection by the History Book Club. In 2006, he was named chair of the Arts and Culture Program of the Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros. He currently resides in New York City.