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
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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
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.--From amazon.com
  • "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."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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945.05
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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Index
index present
LC call number
G322
LC item number
.M46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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
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Contents
  • 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
  • I.
  • 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
  • Setting the Scene
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 18.
  • Grand Canals: China and Lombardy
  • 19.
  • Firearms and Steel
  • 20.
  • Printing
  • 21.
  • China's Contribution to the Renaissance
  • III.
  • China's Legacy
  • A Last Voyage
  • 22.
  • Tragedy on the High Seas: Zheng He's Fleet Destroyed by a Tsunami
  • 23.
  • The Conquistadores' Inheritance: Our Lady of Victory
  • 2.
  • The Emperor's Ambassador
  • 3.
  • The Fleets are Prepared for the Voyage to the Barbarians
  • Setting the Scene -- A Last Voyage -- The Emperor's Ambassador -- The Fleets are Prepared for the Voyage to the Barbarians -- Zheng He's Navigator's 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 and Magellan's World Maps -- The World Maps of Johannes Schoner, Martin Waldseemuller, and Admiral Zheng He -- Toscanelli's New Astronomy -- The Florentine Mathematicians: Toscanelli, Nicholas of Cusa, and Regiomontanus -- Leon Battista Alberti and Leonardo 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
  • 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
  • I.
  • 8.
  • Paolo Toscanelli's Florence
  • 9.
  • Toscanelli Meets the Chinese Ambassador
  • 10.
  • Columbus's and Magellan's World Maps
  • 11.
  • The World Maps of Johannes Schoner, Martin Waldseemuller, and Admiral Zheng He
  • 12.
  • Toscanelli's New Astronomy
  • Setting the Scene
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 18.
  • Grand Canals: China and Lombardy
  • 19.
  • Firearms and Steel
  • 20.
  • Printing
  • 21.
  • China's Contribution to the Renaissance
  • III.
  • China's Legacy
  • A Last Voyage
  • 22.
  • Tragedy on the High Seas: Zheng He's Fleet Destroyed by a Tsunami
  • 23.
  • The Conquistadores' Inheritance: Our Lady of Victory
  • 2.
  • The Emperor's Ambassador
  • 3.
  • The Fleets are Prepared for the Voyage to the Barbarians
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Extent
xvi, 368 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061492174
Lccn
2008001492
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rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations (some color), col. maps
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  • (Sirsi) NE161154
  • (OCoLC)191090290
  • (OCoLC)191090290
  • (BNAtoc) 2008001492

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