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For those of you who want to learn more in depth, or who want to have some web resources at hand, I have prepared a selection of web resources related to the different units.

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The First European Travellers

Marvel of Marvels - Marco Polo’s Cathay

What Marco Polo didn’t tell

The Islamic travellers

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The first European Travellers

Venice and Marco Polo’s book

Marvel of Marvels - Marco Polo’s Cathay

What Marco Polo didn’t tell

The Islamic Travellers

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The first European travellers

Venice and Marco Polo’s book

Marvel of Marvels - Marco Polo’s Cathay

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The first European travellers

  • Prester John (link provided by Patricia Nunes)
    Melvyn Bragg discusses Prester John with Marianne O’Doherty, Associate Professor in English at the University of Southampton; Martin Palmer, Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture, and Amanda Power, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Sheffield.
    BBC Radio 4 In Our Time

Venice and Marco Polo’s book

  • Marco Polo
    Melvyn Bragg speaks with Frances Wood, Lead Curator of Chinese Collections at the British Library; Joan Pau Rubies, Reader in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Debra Higgs Strickland, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Glasgow.

The Islamic travellers

  • The empire of Mali Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Empire of Mali. BBC Radio 4 In our time
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Venice and Marco Polo’s book

Biography of Marco Polo (link provided by Sarah Perris)

Marvel of Marvels - Marco Polo’s Cathay

The Islamic Travellers

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eBOOKS: Kindle Edition

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The European Discovery of China

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