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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
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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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eng
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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.--From amazon.com
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1434
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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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DLC
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945.05
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
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index present
LC call number
G322
LC item number
.M46 2008
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1434: China ignites the renaissance
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, Gavin Menzies
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-345) and index
Contents
Setting the scene -- A last voyage -- The emperor's ambassador -- The fleets are prepared for the voyage to the Barbarians -- Zheng He's navigators' calculation of latitude and longitude -- Voyage to the Red Sea -- Cairo and the Red Sea-Nile Canal -- China ignites the Renaissance -- To the Venice of Niccolo Da Conti -- Paolo Toscanelli's Florence -- Toscanelli meets the Chinese ambassador -- Columbus's and Magellan's world maps -- The world maps of Johannes Schoner, Martin Waldseemuller, and Admiral Zheng He -- Toscanell's new astronomy -- The Florentine mathematicians: Toscanelli, Nicholas of Cusa, and Regiomontanus -- Leon Battista Alberti and Leonard Da Vinci -- Leonardo Da Vinci and Chinese inventions -- Leonardo, Di Giorgio, Taccola, and Alberti -- Silk and rice -- Grand canals: China and Lombardy -- Firearms and steel -- Printing -- China's contribution to the Renaissance -- China's legacy -- Tragedy on the high seas: Zheng He's fleet destroyed by a Tsunami -- The conquistadores' inheritance: Our Lady of Victory
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ocn191090290
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 368 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061492174
Lccn
2008001492
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps

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