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F. Wood's did Marco Polo go to China? A critical appraisal

de Rachewiltz, Igor


In her book Did Marco Polo Go To China? (first published by Secker & Warburg, London, in 1995), Dr Frances Wood claims that Marco did not go to China and that he 'probably never travelled much further than the family's trading post on the Black Sea and in Constantinople'. F.W.'s thesis, leading to the above conclusion, is based on a number of principal arguments and a few secondary ones as props. It should be mentioned that most of these arguments have been 'aired' by various writers since...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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