Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Marco Polo
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Marco Polo set off in November 1271 at the age of 17, accompanied by his father Niccolo and his uncle Matteo. They travelled overland across Persia and Afghanistan, and then all through northern China following the southern Silk Road (Kashgar, Schache, Hotan, Yutian, Qiemo, Dunhuang, Yumen, Zhangye, Wuwei, Lanzhou) and then almost certainly the route along the Yellow Ri…

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Ménard, Philippe, “Marco Polo”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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