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Unformatted text preview: In 1271, Polo left Venice by with his uncle and dad. At China he spent 17 years in Kublais service. He returned home by sea after visiting Southeast Asia and India. -In his writings he left behind, he said the royal palace of Kublai was covered in gold, silver, and painted dragons, birds, and horsemen and various breeds of beasts and battle scenes. He said the city of Hangzhou was 10-12 times as big as Venice. This all interested Europe in the riches of Asia. ~ Other Contacts-The Mongols tolerated a variety of beliefs as long as they kept in touch with Europe. The pope had Christian priests go to Beijing, while Muslims set up communities in China. Some Chinese products like: gunpowder, porcelain, and playing cards were sent to Europe. 2. The Ming Restore Chinese Rule...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIOG 1110 taught by Professor Randywayne during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '09