Human Circus: Journeys in the Medieval World
About This Show
A narrative history podcast following the journeys of medieval travellers and their roles in larger historical events. Telling great stories, showing the interconnected nature of the medieval world, and meeting Mongols, Ottomans, Franciscans, merchants, ambassadors, and adventurers along the way.
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Marco and the Polos 2: Of Assassins and Other Things
The three Polos depart for the summer palace of Kublai Khan. There'll be Assassins, baked corpses, and papal elections along the way!Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_humanEmail: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/humancircuspod/Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1KShop: www.redbubble.com/people/HumanCircusSources: - The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian, translated by Willam Marsden, edited by Thomas Wright. George Bell & Sons, 1907. - The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck, translated by Peter Jackson. The Hakluyt Society, 1990.- Cathay and the Way Thither, Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China, Vol. III, translated and edited by Henry Yule and Henri Cordier. London, 1916. - Ackroyd, Peter. Venice: Pure City. Chatto & Windus, 2009.- Daftary, Farhad. The Assassin Legends. I. B. Tauris, 1994.- Larner, John. Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World. Yale University Press, 1999.- Madden, Thomas F. Venice: A New History. Viking, 2012.- Olschki, Leonardo. Marco Polo's Asia. University of California Press, 1960.- Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman. University of Hawaii Press, 1999.