6 edition of 1421 found in the catalog.
|Other titles||One thousand four hundred twenty-one, Fourteen twenty-one|
|LC Classifications||G322 .M455 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||649 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||649|
|LC Control Number||2004295381|
Is by Gavin Menzies a reputable book? I have just began reading and have been surprised at the information concerning the Chinese knowledge of the world and the influence of Chinese maps on the journeys of European explorers. I don't know if this book is exploring history that I have never encountered but has been understood for some. Gavin Menzies explores the history of China and the ambitious voyages of discovery lead by Jeng He. The book focuses on the proposition of a new theory suggesting that Chinese mercenaries were able to travel as far as the Americas in the s, thus discovering America before Columbus.
by Gavin Menzies, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). On March 8, , the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. Its mission was "to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. When it returned in October , the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos.3/5(56).
Here is a list of resources on debunking the hypothesis by Gavin Menzies. Wikipedia has an article dedicated to the hypothesis, which lists some detailed criticism, specially about the Chinese discovering Austrialia.. An extensive site called the "" myth exposed.. An article by Geoff Wade describing as a fairytale and fiction.. Salon has an article describing the book as an. Related Articles. The Year China Discovered America (Book). Dang, Luke // Chinese American Forum;Oct, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p Reviews the book " The .
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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Gavin Menzies (Author) out of Cited by: Menzies is most known for his book " The Year China Discovered the World" which claims that the Chinese admiral Zheng He discovered America in In his follow up book "" He claims that the European Renaissance was sparked by the Chinese/5.
The Year China Discovered the World Gavin Menzies Published by Bantam Press, London “ On the 1421 book of March,the largest fleet the world had ever seen sailed from its base in China. The ships, huge junks nearly five hundred feet long and built from the finest teak, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di’s loyal eunuch admirals.
Any competent seamen would know that it would be reckless to do things in that way and that is why the book is a failure as a historical proposition. JF joseph tsang - 7/12/ 1421 book and the proponents of the theory say it does exist.
In the Pacific Northwest of the present-day United States, investigations at eight different sites have uncovered Chinese coins. A garment from the Nez Perce tribe of present-day Idaho that's dated at over years old has woven ornaments into it that are believed to be Chinese.
The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies Hardcover, US edition: New York: Morrow, ISBN Trade paperback, US edition, revised: New York: Perennial, ISBN X As I readI was struck by how closely it resembled Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and 1421 book.
They're both highly ambitious books that promise to turn history on its head, talk about. Voyages of the Treasure Fleets, The Voyages of the Treasure Fleets, are illustrated here using an animated flash movie.
Once loaded you can view the passage of the fleets using the play button. Click here to view the Read more. Gavin Menzies () was the bestselling author of The Year China Discovered America; The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance; and The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery served in the Royal Navy between and His knowledge of seafaring and navigation sparked his interest /5(77).
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, professor of history at the University of London, dismissed his book, The Year China Discovered the World, as "the historical equivalent of stories about Elvis Author: Gavin Menzies. Gavin Menzies is the globally bestselling author of The Year China Discovered America and The Year China Ignited the ideas have been profiled in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, and Wall Street Journal, and he has lectured at the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), Royal Geographical Society (London), National Maritime Museum (London), and Great Hall 3/5(41).
From its introduction inGavin Menzies' theory has come under assault. The writing that seeks to disprove Menzies is at least as long as his book. One question perhaps looms largest when approaching the theory: If the Chinese had a presence in the Americas prior to Christopher Columbus, then why isn't their mark left indelibly.
by Gavin Menzies. Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Unknown on Febru Pages: Menzies is most known for his book " The Year China Discovered the World" which claims that the Chinese admiral Zheng He discovered America in In his follow up book "" He claims that the European Renaissance was sparked by the Chinese/5.
The Year China Discovered America. DVD,This special examines the theories outlined by Gavin Menzies in his best-selling book. An amateur historian and former submarine commander in the British Navy, Menzies poses an argument that could change the way we perceive global history forever -- that Chinese admirals discovered America and Chinese junks first circled the earth/5.
On a scale of 1 to 10, this book is junk. It's rare that I would waste space blasting a book. Life is short and time is a scarce resource. I'd rather just drop a book unworthy of finishing and move on to a new one.
This time, though, I think merits further explanation because of the sensational success it has experienced worldwide. Buy The Year China Discovered the World Bantam New Edition by Menzies, Gavin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). Book ReviewThe Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies, Bantam Press, Review By Dan Gibson for Nabataea Discover the world's research 16+ million members.
Invast areas that today are submerged would have been either above water or with rocks and reefs showing as breaking water and shoals. The banks and reefs of the Great Bahama Bank, stretching south of Andros Island towards Cuba, would in have been above water down to the latitude of the Tropic of Cancer, and the numerous sand ridges /5().
Directed by David Wallace. With Larry Belling, Esmond Bradley Martin. This documentary examines the controversial theory that a Chinese Ming Dynasty fleet, led by Zheng He, sailed past the Cape of Good Hope and crossed the Atlantic to discover /10(1).
The book has generated more disputation than almost any other recent history book. But everyone agrees on one point: Menzies knows how to publicise his book.
In most of the world it is called “ The Year China Discovered the World” but in the US the book is called “. The Year China Discovered America. By Gavin Menzies.
Illustrated. pp. New York: William Morrow. $ WITH verve and unflagging conviction, Gavin .Mr. Menzies, a former submarine commander in the British Royal Navy, discussed his controversial book [ The Year China Discovered America], published by William Morrow.
The book argues that.The Year China Discovered America Gavin Menzies, Author. Morrow $ (p) ISBN (see Book News, Nov. 25, ). Controversy surrounding the book should be lively.