HFM 058 | Explorers that Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World, Part 1: Marco Polo – Opening Europe’s Window to the East

February 24, 2014


Marco Polo in Mongolian Dress

Marco Polo is more than a game you play at the YMCA pool — he spent 20 years traveling throughout the farthest domains of the Mongolian Empire, wrote a best-selling travel account, and permanently altered Europe’s mental map of the world. Find out in this episode how he helped usher in the Age of Exploration two centuries later.

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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