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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The book provides a huge body of evidence backing up the author’s thesis, that Chinese had significant influence on Europe’s Renaissance.
We Westerners are of course familiar with the historical period known as the Renaissance ; taking place between the s and s, it’s the period when Europeans finally crawled out of their Dark-Age hole, rediscovered such ancient Greek concepts as science and philosophy, and started doing such things for the first time as sailing to the far corners of the planet.
Again, no one reported it. I am sure if you get in touch with them they would be more than happy to help with revelant documented evidance. It seems like a lot of hot air from both sides without a real factual debate.
The evidence presented is convoluted misrepresentations of the state of Chinese technology and 14344 suspect similarity to later European uses, the citations are unverifiable or demonstrably false, and in general the only proof is “Because I Said So”. Menzies also provides us with a hilarious portrait of a common Chinese sailor on a make and mend day doing some self improvement by reading an encyclopedia. Menziew reality, what academics did was minutely examine Menzies’ claims and demonstrate that the Chinese circumnavigation of the globe never happened.
Archived from the original on 28 March Chinese brand management in full flow. Sementara itu, di belahan Timur, dalam kurun waktu yang sama dengan era sebelum munculnya Renaisance di Eropa, terjadi peristiwa luar biasa yang banyak dilupakan oleh sejarah Barat.
Menzies has created a website for his readers to send him any information they can find that might support his hypothesis. A gavih edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. The delegation presented the pope with a wealth of knowledge, from a diverse range of fields: The jury is still out on this one.
View all 3 comments. Mad as a Snake or a Visionary? This contact then sparked the Renaissance. Published by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews. This would be an excellent answer too, because that would explain how the Magnificent Fleet managed to sail to Rome up the Tiber and to Florence up the Arno. Does it needs to be more clear?
First 1421, now 1434: Gavin Menzies and historical revisionism
I want to see more proof. There does therefore seem to be evidence that Chinese voyagers of the time of Zheng He did reach Australia. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If anyone were to take Menzies seriously they would believe that Zheng He and his thousand junks set off loaded to the decks with encyclopedias that they both read for their own edification as well as using menzes as a trade good.
Menzies, like Erich von Daniken Chariots of the Gods before him, is fixed gavun a theory of history and menziees “data” only on the basis of whether they fit his theory. He relates how his visits to museums, libraries, ind 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.
Therefor the Chinese gave Europeans all their inventions and this started the Renaissance. Menzies imagines that Europeans didn’t know a fig about oceanic favin, although there’s considerable evidence to the contrary. China is thrilled with the public relations triumph of the Beijing Olympics, and not remotely embarrassed by revelations of computer-assisted fireworks and other trickery.
I smelt a rat when reading the chapter on celestial navigation, which is surprisingly poor for an author who claims to be ex-Navy, and started wondering when we would get some actual evidence for his claims. As far as I know, Hancock was the first to do this, as earlier works of Menziee Archaeology are frustratingly without adequate bibliographies, often making it impossible to identify the sites or meznies for which they are making claims.
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Archived from the original on 27 January Islam, for example, has invested heavily nenzies “Creation science” that uses bogus biology to argue against evolution. There is also evidence that Magellan had seen such maps, including one that showed “The Straits of Magellan”, obviously drawn before he “discovered” it!
The Asian Review of Books. Menzies does not appeal to the interested reader. Menzies’ numerous claims and the hundreds of pieces of “evidence” he has havin have been thoroughly and entirely discredited by mebzies, maritime experts and oceanographers from China, the U. I can’t explain the author’s lengthy digressions into maritime minutiae while broadly glossing over more fundamental questions raised by his thesis, other than by supposing he’s a sailor first and author second.
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Just not my style of history book. The Chinese invented lots of stuff before Europeans. Couldn’t finish this book. You are commenting using your Twitter account. When Elizabeth Grice interviewed him in these pages recently, he seemed untroubled by the fact that when he published his previous book — which told the story of the Chinese “discovery” of America, New Zealand and Greenland — he had “boiling oil poured on him from the ramparts of academe”.
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