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Say a bit of "Called Million, Wherein is Recounted the Wonders of the World" please?

Posted by Sphinx on August 27, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Marco Polo's book and more posted by ESC 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."

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: : 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?