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By Suzanne Conklin Akbari,Amilcare Iannucci

Few figures from background evoke such shiny Orientalist institutions as Marco Polo, the Venetian service provider, explorer, and author whose debts of the "Far East" sparked literary and cultural imaginations. The essays in Marco Polo and the come across of East and West problem what many students looked as if it would be an competition of "East" and "West" in Polo's writings. those writers argue that Marco Polo's reports alongside the Silk highway should still as a substitute be thought of a fertile interplay of cultural exchange.

The quantity starts with specific reviews of Marco Polo's narrative in its many medieval types (including French, Italian, and Latin versions). They position the textual content in its fabric and wide-spread contexts, and situate Marco Polo's account in the conventions of shuttle literature and manuscript illumination. different essays give some thought to the appropriation of Marco Polo's narrative in variations, translation, and cinematic artwork. The concluding part provides historiographic and poetic money owed of where of Marco Polo within the context of a world international literature.

By contemplating the creation and reception of The Travels, this assortment lays the foundation for brand new histories of worldwide literature written from the viewpoint of cultural, fiscal, and linguistic trade, instead of conquest and conflict.

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