Xanadu – John Man

Very readable account of Marco Polo’s travels (and I’ve read the Penguin edition of the English translation of the original) to, in and around the empire of Kublai Khan – part history-part autobiography-part travelogue (13th and 21st century)-part historical source critical analysis. Fascinating.

William Dalrymple’s In Xanadu is worth reading too.

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