In Menzies released a second book entitled The Year a. The New York Times bestselling author of offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result of a rediscovery of the ideas and.

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The jury havin still out on this one. Not as exciting of a read asbut plenty of sources from which to depart and study further. It is amusing that some of the very things von Daniken insisted were gifts of extraterrestrials Menzies claim came from early 15th Century Chinese. 134 am sure if you get in touch with them gavvin would be more than happy to help with revelant documented evidance. They already know a lot of this information.

The New York Times bestselling author of offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world.

I’m sorry I haven’t logged in to GoodReads recently This would be an excellent answer too, because that would explain how the Magnificent Fleet managed to sail to Rome up the Tiber and to Florence up the Arno. Oct 19, Mom rated it really liked it.

Review: 1434, by Gavin Menzies

Menzies work also supported two of my own propositions: His journeys importance do not need to be exaggerated. The writing is awful and delves too much into the authors research menzes, vacation notes, and what he and Marcela, his wife, thought of this or that locale. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The Year China Discovered the Worldis a work of sheer fiction presented as revisionist history.


Very few pages, actually, no pages, are spent describing the interactions that supposedly occurred between the Italians and Chinese. According to Lorenzetti, the map was repainted by Ramusio in after the fire Proof of Chinese geographic influence, right there.

The Chinese had great influence on European explorations around the world. Because these books are published as a work of history, they degrade serious historical work. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. I will admit to being very excited when the first announcements were made, as I thought that here might be a genuine challenge to the model of history in which European exploration drove the opening up of the whole world.

The evidence is not examined at great lengths, and a lot of his research depends on the British Library System; the author does I picked this up as a bargain bin find, and I still got ripped off. Menizes thoroughly researched, evidence-heavy, independently corroborated support of his first book, with some incredible new discoveries to keep you off-balance.

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He doesn’t claim to be more of an expert than he is, and for all his shortcomings in writing style and cohesive case building it’s more of a drawn-out story than a debatethe evidence he finds and connections he draws are still somewhat compelling. Like the Olympic spectacular, Menzies’ book celebrates Chinese history. Easy installments will give you time to pay off your purchase and to learn to appreciate the beauty of Chinese calligraphy.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Leonardo da Gavij illustrations were big improvements on the original drawings, because they included perspective and additional notes.

Journal of Scholarly Publishing. That said, they both get a big recommendation from me, especially for the growing amount of people in the western half of the world who are becoming more and more curious these days about the mysterious history of the eastern half.

We saw this in the discovery and development of flight and atomic theory. Books and charts left by the fleet inspired renaissance thinkers and explorers including Da Vinci, Columbus, Magellan, etc. I have posted on Gavin Menzies on my blog and reached the same conclusions as you. It seems to have been universally panned. Menzies’ scholarship is impressive! Email required Address never made public. Chinese brand management in full flow.


The New York Times. This is another problem; the author will state how he has found such-and-such evidence, but then he will tell the reader to refer to his website in order to view it.

His castration also has nothing to do with his religion, as it was a consequence of his capture by imperial forces in If you doubt what the author is saying in these books, have a talk with someone who grew up in China.

But did you know that China as well went through its own brief Renaissance at the same time, actually sailing around the planet on a regular basis a full 50 years before the Europeans started doing so, and that it was the maps and tips these Chinese gave to the Europeans that allowed the great figures from the “Age of Discovery” to make their voyages in the first place?

The crew had considerable practice digging canals in Egypt after gqvin. Rivers writes that Menzies contradicts himself by saying elsewhere in his book that Taccola had started his work on his technical sketches inwhen Zheng He’s fleet was still assembled in China, and that the Italian engineer finished his technical sketches in —one year before the purported arrival of the Chinese fleet.