Include when adding content and consider tagging or removing unsourced information. It was another 350 years before Captain Cook discovered that continent. Marco Polo's journeys occurred 150 years previously and overland trade between China and the Middle East exited centuries before then. The delegation presented the influential pope with a wealth of Chinese learning from a diverse range of fields: art, geography including world maps that were passed on to Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan , astronomy, mathematics, printing, architecture, steel manufacturing, military weaponry, and more. Menzies currently resides in North London with his wife Marcella.
In 1434, Gavin Menzies offers a stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence on the European Renaissance, tracing its roots to China In this provocative, highly readable history, Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that China provided the spark that set the Renaissance ablaze. I would give it a 3. It's very important for all of us that true concerning Gavin Menzies. Examine the maps in chapter 5 more closely and read the author's words carefully in the parts where he refers to the Falkland islands. From that date onward, Europeans embraced Chinese intellectual ideas, discoveries, and inventions, all of which form the basis of western civilization today. The delegation presented the influential pope with a wealth of Chinese learning from a diverse range of fields: art, geography including world maps that were passed on to Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan , astronomy, mathematics, printing, architecture, steel manufacturing, military weaponry, and more.
As for Gavin Menzies' Sinophile pseudohistory, the People's Republic just can't get enough of it. But for generations of mandarins who governed the Ming dynasty and compiled almost all Chinese historical sources, the voyages led by Zheng He were a deviation from the proper path. However, it was foreign to China and a new material for Chinese shipbuilders. Professor Pan Biao of the College of Wood Science and Technology of Nanjing Forestry University has carried out groundbreaking work into the types of timber found in the Nanjing shipyards where the treasure ships were built. The Chinese who settled in Java played a major part in the development of Javanese shipbuilding. This is a fascinating book that describes the Chinese fleet that in 1434 sailed into the Mediterranean bringing the entire Chinese encyclopedia, maps, drawings of inventions and shared them.
The authenticity of the map has been debated since the 1960s, when philanthropist Paul Mellon gave it to Yale. Magellan quashed the mutiny by claiming he was not at all lost. I still found it a worthwhile read, and Menzies makes a good and believable case for his proposition that Chinese innovation, intentionally brought to Europe, sparked the Renaissance. Instead he starts with the idea that every significant technological advance and geographical discovery was first accomplished by or only achieved because of the Chinese. And from what I have seen, the serious scholars who have paid attention to this topic have not given very flattering reviews of Menzies' work. Of these, there were 188 in 1403; 80 in early November 1405; 13 in late November 1407; 33 in 1408; and 61 in 1413. Victors do write histories…and may Gavin Menzies be the victor of our time!!!!!!! The film rights have been bought by Warner Bros.
First, the Forbidden City, which had cost vast sums to build, was burned to ashes by a thunderbolt. None of these countries had not become subjects, even those at the remotest corners in the west of the western region of the Imperial Ming and the north of the northward extension from the Imperial Ming are so far away, however, that the distance to them can be calculated by mileage. The rest was monotinous and slow and boring as all hell. Neither is there an attempt to explain why these freely-distributed revolutionary encyclopedias don't exist in material form or record in any European archive from that period. This has been done in the article and if the unflattering result is that Menzies' theory is an unsubstantiated fringe theory, then we need to to state exactly that. But from a Chinese perspective. Pertanyaannya, bagaimana jika Cheng Ho meneruskan pelayarannya hingga ke Laut Tengah dan kemudian singgah di Tuscany wilayah Kerajaan Romawi Suci untuk bertemu dengan sang Paus? Thus leaving only one thing left undone.
Yes, Menzies actually claims this but provides no evidence or an explanation how the Chinese got to North America and traveled 300 miles inland Admiral Zheng He did exist and made several voyages across the Indian Ocean but his fleet never made it farther than Africa. This is reflected in the Taicang stele, which refers to reaching Hu lu mo Ssu Cairo and other countries of the western regions. You never actually tell us Which part has gone wrong. I picked this up hoping for either an entertaining alt-history, or failing that, an eccentric read on Chinese history and technology. Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. The Imperial Ming dynasty in unifying seas and continents surpassing the three dynasties even goes beyond the Han and Tang dynasties. This was not an easy read for me, but it was worth the effort.
It's too bad, because even without that, the parts of the book that are factual would've already been mind-blowing enough, there's no need to turn it into fiction just to make it a few percent sexier. In comparison, only 40 years after Columbus potatoes where well known in Italy. In a neighboring Moorish palace there was an exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci and his Madrid codices, focusing on his pumps, aqueducts, locks, and canals—all highly relevant to Toledo. But these conditions do not last long at sea. We do not store files, because it is prohibited.
Multi-mast ships - like squareriggers and junks - sail 30 to 45 degrees either side of downwind, otherwise the aftmost sail blocks the wind from reaching the others. They are just theoretical assumptions. We dumped our bags in a small hotel built into the cathedral walls and set off to explore. This is a 739 word review. The evidence is not examined at great lengths, and a lot of his research depends on the British Library System; the author does not examine Chinese sources except through third-hand accounts that come in through his website. You guys are supposed to be fascinated with possible revelations about history.
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. He brings the reader aboard the remarkable Chinese fleet as it sails from China to Cairo and Florence, and then back across the world. My apologies if I didn't make that clear. Very few pages, actually, no pages, are spent describing the interactions that supposedly occurred between the Italians and Chinese. Following 1434, Europeans embraced Chinese intellectual ideas, discoveries, and inventions, which formed the basis of European civilization just as much as Greek thought and Roman law.