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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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How does one get a vast armada of junks to Venice? But the style of writing lacks the “you are there seeing it all happen” affect of the McCullough books. Chinese culture also undoubtedly influenced Europe before China Maps Click below to see maps relating to ” and ”. His first book, “” was for me one of the best books I’ve read so this sequel needed to really deliver. Proof of Chinese geographic influence, right there. Nov 04, Nicholas Whyte rated it did not like it. There are, however, menzjes more powerful beneficiaries of counterknowledge — countries and religious ideologies that wish to supplant “Western” that is, properly researched interpretations of history and science.

In this provocative, highly readable history, Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that China provided the spark that set the Renaissance ablaze.

Dec 16, Virginia rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. An incredible true story.


Oct menziss, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: The growing spread of counterknowledge is testimony to the greed and cowardice of institutions — universities, major publishing houses, publicly funded broadcasters — which used to insist that a fact was demonstrably true or plausible before they disseminated it. There is the expert-bashing aspect, for a start.

Gavin Menzies

Similar theme, but not as convincing. The Year China Discovered America and was surprised about the influence that Chinese mapping and navigational technology had on European exploration.

The Chinese menzis lots of stuff before Europeans. From onward, Europeans embraced Chinese intellectual ideas, discoveries, and inventions — all which have formed the basis of European civilisation just as much as Greek philosophy and Roman law. In his follow up book “” He claims that the European Renaissance was sparked by the Chinese.

Put those two together and you get junks sailing for Italy, pay no attention to the complete lack of documentation from the highly structured Chinese bureaucracy that invented paper and records keeping. Can anyone confirm that it is not true? But there has been a more insidious emnzies to the popularity of Gavin Menzies. His castration also has nothing to do with his religion, as it was a consequence of his capture by imperial forces in Menzies’ numerous claims and the hundreds of pieces of “evidence” he has assembled have been thoroughly and entirely discredited by historians, maritime experts and oceanographers from China, the U.

Menzies retired the following year, and stood unsuccessfully as an independent candidate in Wolverhampton South West during the United Kingdom general electionwhere—standing against Enoch Powell —he called for unrestricted immigration to Great Britain, drawing 0.


First , now Gavin Menzies and historical revisionism

Still, I plodded through it and did learn some fascinating facts among the trigonometry and the engineering dissertations. They will both be eye openers. The author kept telling the reader to visit his website for more information. In the intervening years he has clearly taken a lot of abuse from scholarly circles for his first book, and the new book is almost academic it is so copiously footnoted and carefully reasoned.

There is no evidence to connect China to Europe presented in this book. This is a fascinating book about how, in the early ‘s, the Chinese sent enormous fleets around the world, spreading their views, sciences, and technologies.

Gavin Menzies – Wikipedia

Happy Bedouin menzles Indian peasant rejoice, for the Chinese encyclopedia fleet has docked and her army of salesmen are taking orders every family should have a good set of encyclopedias for their children’s education!!!

Retrieved 12 March Closer to home, China is enjoying another PR success. But I love the thought of my brother with his angry Chinese wife plowing through Chinese docs in China to debunk Menzies.