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Re: Marco Polo's book and more

Posted by ESC on August 27, 2003

In Reply to: Marco Polo's book and more posted by sphinx on August 27, 2003

: Did you know this book of Macro, "The book of Marco Polo, Citizen of Venice, Called Million, Wherein is Recounted the Wonders of the World"?

: The title is so long! And could you know how to explain "Called Million, Wherein is Recounted the Wonders of the World"?

: Another question:
: "Marco Polo made progress in the Khan Kublai's favor; he studied Mongol language and was entrusted by the emperor with various missions to parts of the realm."

: why we cannot use "was charged by the emperor with" here?

I don't see why not. Or "was sent by the emperor on various missions to parts of the realm."

Why were titles so long? Was it part of marketing strategy in those days before mass media?