The Travels of Marco Polo - Kubilai Khan Summary & Analysis

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Kubilai Khan Summary and Analysis

Kubilai Khan is the mightiest man in the world with more subjects, territory and treasure than anyone else. He is a direct descendant of Chinghiz Khan when he rules in 1256 as fifth in succession. The Great Khan is a mighty warrior shown by conquest of Nayan's forces in the hazardous battle they wage from dawn to noon. He honors the feasts of Christians, Saracens, Jews and idolaters and reveres their God and prophets. The Polos ask why he does not become a Christian if he believes it is the best so he sends them to the Pope to get one hundred teachers to convert his empire. The Great Khan is of moderate height and well-proportioned with a fair and ruddy complexion. Kubilai Khan has four wives, called empresses and many concubines recruited from Kungurat with a beauty contest every...

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