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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First , now Gavin Menzies and historical revisionism

Others are for nut jobs. I won’t print any spoilers here, but his timeline of the Renaissance is so eye-opening and the content is so utterly stunning that – if it becomes general public mfnzies – we will see nothing less than a total re-evaluation of the relationship between the Eastern cultures and Western culture.

Yes, Menzies actually claims this but provides no evidence or an explanation how the Chinese got to North America and traveled miles inland Admiral Zheng He did exist and made several voyages across the Indian Ocean but his fleet never made it farther than Africa. If the outrageous claims and historical speculations in didn’t completely turn you off, offers more of the same.

Neither is there an attempt to explain why menzeis freely-distributed revolutionary encyclopedias don’t exist in material form or record in any European archive from that period. This is a fascinating book about how, in the early ‘s, the Chinese sent enormous fleets around the world, spreading their gavln, sciences, and technologies. In it Menzies claims that in Chinese delegations reached Italy and brought books and globes that, to a great extent, launched the Renaissance.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Since I read footnotes, it meant less flipping for me, but it also took away some menziew. The reasoning of is inexorably circular, its evidence spurious, its research derisory, its borrowings unacknowledged, its citations slipshod, and its assertions preposterous If you doubt what the author is saying in these books, have a talk with someone who grew up in China.


That is the way the Chinese brand management works — and how it will work in the future. This tried to be many things, and got lost along the way.

More from the web. For a sample of how this works one first has to buy the ancient vavin that Europeans before Columbus believed the gavun was flat.

The Chinese sailed in big boats in medieval days. The book is fascinating, and the evidence is on my front door. Florence and Venice of the early fifteenth century were hubs of world trade, attracting traders from across the globe. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Then before you can absorb that the author has just admitted that the map he is claiming represents the state of geographic knowledge in the ‘s was painted in the ‘s, we are quickly distracted with a discussion of two other maps made in the early 15th century not reproduced in the book that he claims show Chinese colonies on Vancouver Island and accurate representations of the Bering Strait “before Bering or Vancouver”. I cannot overstate the importance of these encyclopedias to the opening chapters of Where is the Italian documentation for the visit of a Chinese fleet?

Apparently, the thesis of this book is that the Renaissance began in Italy around because the Chinese arrived with revolutionary knowledge, but you can’t get that from reading the book.

No such canal existed then. Aug 16, Steve rated it it was amazing.

Review: 1434, by Gavin Menzies

In the book, Menzies concludes that only China had the time, money, manpower, and leadership to send such expeditions [14] and then sets out to prove that the Chinese visited lands unknown in either China or Europe. View all 8 gavni. Dec 03, Adrienne added it Shelves: Tan Ta Sen, president of the International Zheng He Society, has acknowledged the book’s popular appeal as well as its scholarly failings, remarking, “The book is very interesting, but you still need more evidence.


Creating generations of people with an 4134 wrong notion of their past is the type of wickedness that one usually associates with religions. Former British submarine commander and amateur historian.

It looks like more money can be made concocting fashionable rubbish. The general public does not know and cannot be expected to know that Menzies works are utter rubbish. This memzies is well documented.

But that canal was poorly dug, never maintained, and disappeared under sand dunes about two hundred years before Zheng He sailed from China.

Menzies imagines that Europeans didn’t know a fig about oceanic navigation, although there’s considerable evidence to the contrary.

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Dalam kunjungan itu, Cheng Ho dan armadanya membawa serta naskah-naskah serta berbagai perangkat ilmu pengetahuan dari Tiongkok yang kemudian turut andil dalam berseminya era Renaisance di Eropa. He conjectures that when the Yongle Emperor died in and the new Hongxi Emperor forbade mebzies expeditions, the mandarins hid or destroyed the records of previous exploration to discourage further voyages. Menzies claims that the knowledge of the winds, currents, and sea conditions that he gained on this voyage was essential to ,enzies the Chinese voyage that he discusses in his first book.

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