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The Resource 1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance, Gavin Menzies

1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance, Gavin Menzies

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1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance
Title
1434
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the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance
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Gavin Menzies
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Fourteen hundred and thirty four
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eng
Summary
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 ideals of classical Greece and Rome, But now bestselling historian Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that in the year 1434, 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 today
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Poses a controversial argument that China initiated the Renaissance, in a chronicle that cites the appearance of Chinese ambassadors in early fifteenth-century Tuscany who met with Pope Eugenius IV and shared history-influencing maps and technology
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259965
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Menzies, Gavin
Dewey number
945.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Europe
  • Renaissance
  • Discoveries in geography
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adult
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the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance
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1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance, Gavin Menzies
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Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • I. Setting the Scene -- 1. A Last Voyage -- 2. The Emperor's Ambassador -- 3. The Fleets are Prepared for the Voyage to the Barbarians -- 4. Zheng He's Navigator's Calculation of Latitude and Longitude -- 5. Voyage to the Red Sea -- 6. Cairo and the Red Sea - Nile Canal -- II. China Ignites the Renaissance -- 7. To the Venice of Niccolo Da Conti -- 8. Paolo Toscanelli's Florence -- 9. Toscanelli Meets the Chinese Ambassador -- 10. Columbus and Magellan's World Maps -- 11. The World Maps of Johannes Schoner, Martin Waldseemuller, and Admiral Zheng He -- 12. Toscanelli's New Astronomy -- 13. The Florentine Mathematicians: Toscanelli, Nicholas of Cusa, and Regiomontanus -- 14. Leon Battista Alberti and Leonardo da Vinci -- 15. Leonardo da Vinci and Chinese Inventions -- 16. Leonardo, Di Giorgio, Taccola, and Alberti -- 17. Silk and Rice -- 18. Grand Canals: China and Lombardy -- 19. Firearms and Steel -- 20. Printing -- 21. China's Contribution to the Renaissance
  • III. China's Legacy -- 22. Tragedy on the High Seas: Zheng He's Fleet Destroyed by a Tsunami -- 23. The Conquistadores' Inheritance: Our Lady of Victory
Control code
000043194092
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 368 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780007275861
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
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1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance, Gavin Menzies
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • I. Setting the Scene -- 1. A Last Voyage -- 2. The Emperor's Ambassador -- 3. The Fleets are Prepared for the Voyage to the Barbarians -- 4. Zheng He's Navigator's Calculation of Latitude and Longitude -- 5. Voyage to the Red Sea -- 6. Cairo and the Red Sea - Nile Canal -- II. China Ignites the Renaissance -- 7. To the Venice of Niccolo Da Conti -- 8. Paolo Toscanelli's Florence -- 9. Toscanelli Meets the Chinese Ambassador -- 10. Columbus and Magellan's World Maps -- 11. The World Maps of Johannes Schoner, Martin Waldseemuller, and Admiral Zheng He -- 12. Toscanelli's New Astronomy -- 13. The Florentine Mathematicians: Toscanelli, Nicholas of Cusa, and Regiomontanus -- 14. Leon Battista Alberti and Leonardo da Vinci -- 15. Leonardo da Vinci and Chinese Inventions -- 16. Leonardo, Di Giorgio, Taccola, and Alberti -- 17. Silk and Rice -- 18. Grand Canals: China and Lombardy -- 19. Firearms and Steel -- 20. Printing -- 21. China's Contribution to the Renaissance
  • III. China's Legacy -- 22. Tragedy on the High Seas: Zheng He's Fleet Destroyed by a Tsunami -- 23. The Conquistadores' Inheritance: Our Lady of Victory
Control code
000043194092
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 368 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780007275861
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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