The Travels of Marco Polo - The Middle East Summary & Analysis

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The Middle East Summary and Analysis

Armenia is south of Turkey in the map on page 350. Lesser Armenia is southeast of the Mediterranean. Greater Armenia is farther southeast. Lesser Armenia's climate makes its nobility craven, mean-spirited and drink a lot. The king rules many villages and towns with Tartar supervision. The country has wild game and a market in Ayas where spices and cloths are sold to merchants from Venice and Genoa for their trips. Turkey is ruled by Tartars on the north where Turcomans, Armenians and Greeks live. Turcomans tend their flocks while Greeks and Armenians live on crafts, commerce and farming. Greater Armenia is a large province where buckram for bookbinding and other crafts are made in Erzincan. Tartar armies of the Levant summer in the province to graze their animals but leave in the winter from cold weather. Greater Armenia...

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