Before the lecture in Week 2, please ensure you are familiar with the following passages from the set text (available in the library):
- prologue, p. 33-45;
- on Bengal and Kaugigu, p. 189-90;
- on the province of Lar, p. 277-9.
Please also read pages 1-6 of the introduction to Simon Gaunt's Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity (also available in the library).
Marco Polo, The Travels ed. and. trans. R. J. Latham (London: Penguin, 1958).
Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Amilcare Ianucci eds., Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008).
Simon Gaunt, Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2013).
Simon Gaunt, 'Translating the Diversity of the Middle Ages: Marco Polo and John Mandeville as "French" Writers' in Australian Journal of French Studies, 46 (2009), 243-55.
John Larner, Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1999).