[[ Reading ]] ➿ 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance Author Gavin Menzies – Pcusati.info

[[ Reading ]] ➿ 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance Author Gavin Menzies – Pcusati.info 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 CenturyThe 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 Ideals Of Classical Greece And Rome But Now Bestselling Historian Gavin Menzies Makes The Startling Argument That In The Year , China Then The World S Most Technologically Advanced Civilization Provided The Spark That Set The European Renaissance Ablaze From That Date Onward, Europeans Embraced Chinese Intellectual Ideas, Discoveries, And Inventions, All Of Which Form The Basis Of Western Civilization TodayFlorence And Venice Of The Early Fifteenth Century Were Hubs Of World Trade, Attracting Traders From Across The Globe Based On Years Of Research, This Marvelous History Argues That A Chinese Fleet Official Ambassadors Of The Emperor Arrived In Tuscany In , Where They Were Received By Pope Eugenius IV In Florence 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 This Vast Treasure Trove Of Knowledge Spread Across Europe, Igniting The Legendary Inventiveness Of The Renaissance, Including The Work Of Such Geniuses As Da Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo, AndIn , Gavin Menzies Combines This Long Overdue Historical Reexamination With The Excitement Of An Investigative Adventure He Brings The Reader Aboard The Remarkable Chinese Fleet As It Sails From China To Cairo And Florence, And Then Back Across The World Erudite And Brilliantly Reasoned, Will Change The Way We See Ourselves, Our History, And Our World


10 thoughts on “1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance

  1. David R. David R. says:

    An absolute piece of nonsense Menzies, like Erich von Daniken Chariots of the Gods before him, is fixed on a theory of history and evaluates data only on the basis of whether they fit his theory It is amusing that some of the very things von Daniken insisted were gifts of extraterrestrials Menzies claim came from e


  2. Peter Peter says:

    The only thing worse than Gavin Menzies writing is his faulty logic and poor research 1434 is an example of what happens when someone starts with a fantastic conclusion, come up with a series of unproven events leading to that conclusion, and ignores any contradictory evidence Mr Menzie s argument goes as follows In 1434,


  3. rob rob says:

    Promising subject matter undone by unreadable prose and inscrutable logical progression I can t explain the author s lengthy digressions into maritime minutiae while broadly glossing overfundamental questions raised by his thesis, other than by supposing he s a sailor first and author second.


  4. Aaron Aaron says:

    I picked this up as a bargain bin find, and I still got ripped off There SEEMS to be enough evidence although, I am leary of saying the evidence he gathers is all that great to suggest Chinese contact with Europe for many centuries however, the author s specific story of a fleet that provided all of the fuel for the blossoming of the Rena


  5. Alger Alger says:

    Insane and ridiculous I picked this up hoping for either an entertaining alt history, or failing that, an eccentric read on Chinese history and technology Instead what you get is akin to being locked in a room for 18 hours with a monomaniac with Attention Deficit Disorder popping speed and rummaging through a pile of newspaper clippings he has co


  6. Hope Hope says:

    So there were some interesting bits I enjoyed the first few pages, the last chapter, and some bits in the middle about DaVinchi The rest was monotinous and slow and boring as all hell The author kept telling the reader to visit his website forinformation It readlike a series of articles that should be in a magazine rather than a book This tried to be man


  7. Andy Andy says:

    0 Zero stars What an awful book Terrible I finished this only because I started it but what a poor reason to do so The title of the book is misleading Very few pages, actually, no pages, are spent describing the interactions that supposedly occurred between the Italians and Chinese Rather, the author covers ground previously gone over in his other book, 1421 Ok,


  8. Jason Pettus Jason Pettus says:

    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com I am the original author of this review, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally We Westerners are of course familiar with the historical period known as the Renaissance taking place between the 1300s and 1600s, it s the period when Europeans finally crawled o


  9. Christian Christian says:

    I m sorry I haven t logged in to GoodReads recently you see, I walked by my favorite book store the other day and saw that Gavin Menzies had a new book out So I overdrew my bank account, bought the book, and have had my nose in it ever since.1434 is the followup to his brilliant and astonishing previous book, 1421.In 1421 Mr Menzies puts across a compelling argument that an eno


  10. Jeff Anderson Jeff Anderson says:

    Couldn t finish this book It was one continuous advertisement for the author s website and theories Interesting ideas were discussed, but I think this guy does not follow a scientific approach to research 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 His book is a


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