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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
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Menzies
Title variation
  • Fourteen thirty-four
  • 1434: China ignites the renaissance
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Language
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
Summary
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
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G322
LC item number
.M46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Discoveries in geography
  • Europe
  • Renaissance
Target audience
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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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-345) and index
Control code
ocn191090290
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 368 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061492174
Lccn
2008001492
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191090290
Label
1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance, Gavin Menzies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-345) and index
Control code
ocn191090290
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 368 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061492174
Lccn
2008001492
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191090290

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