Explorers of Antiquity: From Alexander the Great to Marco Polo

Front Cover
Britanncia Educational Publishing, Jun 1, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 168 pages
0 Reviews
Crossing geographic and cultural boundaries at a time when much of the world remained uncharted was a challenge faced by ancient explorers. Long before the Golden Age of Exploration, an assortment of travellers ventured into the unknown, uncovering untapped riches of land and resources in the process. Readers will become familiar with the lives and journeys of these early explorers, whose number included dauntless leaders—Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Genghis Khan—who sought to establish vast empires and enterprising merchants such as Marco Polo.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Phoenicians
1
Lapita People
4
The Celts
6
Hatshepsut
10
Necho II
12
Scylax of Caryanda
13
Herodotus
14
Hanno
22
Erik the Red
82
Lief Eriksson the Lucky
84
Thorfinn Karlsefni
86
AlSharīf alIdrīsī
87
Benjamin of Tudela
92
Madog Ab Owain Gynedd
93
Genghis Khan
94
Giovanni Da Pian Del Carpini
107

Alexander the Great
23
Nearchus
42
Pytheas
43
Zhang Qian
45
Julius Caesar
47
Faxian
68
Saint Brendan
71
Xuanzang
73
Eldad the Danite
77
AlMas ūdī
78
AlHamdānī
81
Willem Van Ruysbroeck
111
Giovanni da Montecorvino
113
Marco Polo
114
Odoric of Pordenone
124
Ibn Baṭṭūṭah
127
Conclusion
136
Glossary
138
Bibliography
140
Index
142
Back Cover
145
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information