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 - THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO

THE COMPLETE YULE-CORDIER EDITION

by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

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THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO

THE COMPLETE YULE-CORDIER EDITION

By Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

Including the unabridged third edition (1903) of Henry Yule's annotated translation, as revised by Henri Cordier; together with Cordier's later volume of notes and addenda (1920)

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME II

Containing the second volume of the 1903 edition and the 1920 volume of addenda (two original volumes bound as one)

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS

EXPLANATORY LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

THE BOOK OF MARCO POLO

APPENDICES

INDEX

SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.

BOOK SECOND - (Continued).

PART II.

Journey to the West and South-West of Cathay.

XXXV. - HERE BEGINS THE DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERIOR OF CATHAY; AND FIRST OF THE RIVER PULISANGHIN

NOTES. - 1. Marco's Route. 2. The Bridge Pul-i-sangin, or Lu-ku-k'iao.

XXXVI. - ACCOUNT OF THE CITY OF JUJU

NOTES. - 1. The Silks called _Sendals_. 2. Chochau. 3. Bifurcation of Two Great Roads at this point.

XXXVII. - THE KINGDOM OF TAIANFU

NOTES. - 1. Acbaluc. 2. T'ai-yuan fu. 3. Grape-wine of that place. 4. P'ing-yang fu.

XXXVIII. - CONCERNING THE CASTLE OF CAICHU. THE GOLDEN KING AND PRESTER JOHN

NOTES. - 1. The Story and Portrait of the _Roi d'Or_. 2. Effeminacy reviving in every Chinese Dynasty.

XXXIX. - HOW PRESTER JOHN TREATED THE GOLDEN KING HIS PRISONER

XL. - CONCERNING THE GREAT RIVER CARAMORAN AND THE CITY OF CACHANFU

NOTES. - 1. The Kara Muren. 2. Former growth of silk in Shan-si and Shen-si. 3. The _akche_ or _asper_.

XLI. - CONCERNING THE CITY OF KENJANFU

NOTES. - 1. Morus alba. 2. Geography of the Route since Chapter XXXVIII. 3. Kenjanfu or Si-ngan fu; the Christian monument there. 4. Prince Mangala.

XLII. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF CUNCUN, WHICH IS RIGHT WEARISOME TO TRAVEL THROUGH

NOTE. - The Mountain Road to Southern Shen-si.

XLIII. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF ACBALEC MANZI

NOTES. - 1. Geography, and doubts about Acbalec. 2. Further Journey into Sze-ch'wan.

XLIV. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF SINDAFU

NOTES. - 1. Ch'eng-tu fu. 2. The Great River or _Kiang_. 3. The word _Comereque_. 4. The Bridge-Tolls. 5. Correction of Text.

XLV. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF TEBET

NOTES. - 1. The Part of Tibet and events referred to. 2. Noise of burning bamboos. 3. Road retains its desolate character. 4. Persistence of eccentric manners illustrated. 5. Name of the Musk animal.

XLVI. - FURTHER DISCOURSE CONCERNING TEBET

NOTES. - 1. Explanatory. 2. "_Or de Paliolle_." 3. Cinnamon. 4. 5. Great Dogs, and _Beyamini_ oxen.

XLVII. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF CAINDU

NOTES. - 1. Explanation from Ramusio. 2. Pearls of Inland Waters. 3. Lax manners. 4. Exchange of Salt for Gold. 5. Salt currency. 6. Spiced Wine. 7. Plant like the Clove, spoken of by Polo. Tribes of this Tract.

XLVIII. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF CARAJAN

NOTES. - 1. Geography of the Route between Sindafu or Ch'eng-tu fu, and Carajan or Yun-nan. 2. Christians and Mahomedans in Yun-nan. 3. Wheat. 4. Cowries. 5. Brine-spring. 6. Parallel.

XLIX. - CONCERNING A FURTHER PART OF THE PROVINCE OF CARAJAN

NOTES. - 1. City of Talifu. 2. Gold. 3. Crocodiles. 4. Yun-nan horses and riders. Arms of the Aboriginal Tribes. 5. Strange superstition and parallels.

L. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF ZARDANDAN

NOTES. - 1. Carajan and Zardandan. 2. The Gold-Teeth. 3. Male Indolence. 4. The Couvade. (See App. L. 8.) 5. Abundance of Gold. Relation of Gold to Silver. 6. Worship of the Ancestor. 7. Unhealthiness of the climate. 8. Tallies. 9.-12. Medicine-men or Devil-dancers; extraordinary identity of practice in various regions.

LI. - WHEREIN IS RELATED HOW THE KING OF MIEN AND BANGALA VOWED VENGEANCE AGAINST THE GREAT KAAN

NOTES. - 1. Chronology. 2. Mien or Burma. Why the King may have been called King of Bengal also. 3. Numbers alleged to have been carried on elephants.

LII. - OF THE BATTLE THAT WAS FOUGHT BY THE GREAT KAAN'S HOST AND HIS SENESCHAL AGAINST THE KING OF MIEN

NOTES. - 1. Nasruddin. 2. Cyrus's Camels. 3. Chinese Account of the Action. General Correspondence of the Chinese and Burmese Chronologies.

LIII. - OF THE GREAT DESCENT THAT LEADS TOWARDS THE KINGDOM OF MIEN

NOTES. - 1. Market-days. 2. Geographical difficulties.

LIV. - CONCERNING THE CITY OF MIEN, AND THE TWO TOWERS THAT ARE THEREIN, ONE OF GOLD, AND THE OTHER OF SILVER

NOTES. - 1. Amien. 2. Chinese Account of the Invasion of Burma. Comparison with Burmese Annals. The City intended. The Pagodas. 3. Wild Oxen.

LV. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF BANGALA

NOTES. - 1. Polo's view of Bengal; and details of his account illustrated. 2. Great Cattle.

LVI. - DISCOURSES OF THE PROVINCE OF CAUGIGU

NOTE. - A Part of Laos. Papesifu. Chinese Geographical Etymologies.

LVII. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF ANIN

NOTES. - 1. The Name. Probable identification of territory. 2. Textual.

LVIII. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF COLOMAN

NOTES. - 1. The Name. The Kolo-man. 2. Natural defences of Kwei-chau.

LIX. - CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF CUIJU

NOTES. - 1. Kwei-chau. Phungan-lu. 2. Grass-cloth. 3. Tigers. 4. Great Dogs. 5. Silk. 6. Geographical Review of the Route since Chapter LV. 7. Return to Juju.

BOOK SECOND.

(Continued.)

PART III.

Journey Southward through Eastern Provinces of Cathay and Manzi.

LX. - CONCERNING THE CITIES OF CACANFU AND CHANGLU

NOTES. - 1. Pauthier's Identifications. 2. Changlu. The Burning of the Dead ascribed to the Chinese.

LXI. - CONCERNING THE CITY OF CHINANGLI, AND THAT OF TADINFU, AND THE REBELLION OF LITAN

NOTES. - 1. T'si-nan fu. 2. Silk of Shan-tung. 3. Title _Sangon_. 4. Agul and Mangkutai. 5. History of Litan's Revolt.

LXII. - CONCERNING THE NOBLE CITY OF SINJUMATU

NOTE. - The City intended. The Great Canal.

LXIII. - CONCERNING THE CITIES OF LINJU AND PIJU

NOTES. - 1. Linju. 2. Piju.

LXIV. - CONCERNING THE CITY OF SIJU, AND THE GREAT RIVER CARAMORAN

NOTES. - 1. Siju. 2. The Hwang-Ho and its changes. 3. Entrance to Manzi; that name for Southern China.

LXV. - HOW THE GREAT KAAN CONQUERED THE PROVINCE OF MANZI

NOTES. - 1. Meaning and application of the title _Faghfur_. 2. Chinese self-devotion. 3. Bayan the Great Captain.

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