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Menzies, Gavin

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Works: 44 works in 231 publications in 7 languages and 8,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction 
Classifications: G322, 910.41
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Most widely held works by Gavin Menzies
1421 : the year China discovered America by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents the author's assertion that the fleets of Chinese Admiral Zheng visited the Americas prior to European explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492, and that this same Chinese fleet circumnavigated the globe a century before the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan. The author presents a series of vignettes describing his travels around the globe, examining what he claims is evidence for his "1421 hypothesis", interspersed with speculation and description of the achievements of Admiral Zheng's fleet
1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 lost empire of Atlantis : history's greatest mystery revealed by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through an examination of new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies uncovers a trading empire that spanned from the Mediterranean, to the Great Lakes in North America, to Kerala in India. He explains the reality behind the legendary civilization described by Plato, as well as its violent disappearance
1421, the year China discovered America? ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Did a daring Chinese admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada reach America 71 years before Columbus? This program examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng He and his 30-year command of a Ming fleet. Part one discusses his known voyages to Asia and Africa; part two discusses the controversial theory that he rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and sailed on to America
Who discovered America? : the untold history of the peopling of the Americas by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combining in-depth research with an adventurer's spirit to present a radical rethinking and new revelations relating to the Beringia theory of how humans discovered, explored, and settled the American continent
1421 : the year China discovered the world by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On 8 March 1421 the largest fleet the world had ever seen sailed from its base in China. The ships, huge junks nearly five hundred feet long and built from the finest teak, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. Their journey would last over two years and circle the globe." "When they returned Zhu Di lost control and China was beginning its long, self-imposed isolation from the world it had so recently embraced. The great ships rotted at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. They had also discovered Antarctica, reached Australia three hundred and fifty years before Cook and solved the problem of longitude three hundred years before the Europeans."--BOOK JACKET
1434 the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
1421 the year China discovered America by Gavin Menzies ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China "to the ends of the earth". When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that the Chinese had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. They had colonized America before the Europeans and had transplanted in America and other countries the principal economic crops that have fed and clothed the world
The lost empire of Atlantis by Gavin Menzies ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For three millennia, the legend of Atlantis has gripped our imaginations. Yet, like ancient Troy, is it possible that this fabled city actually existed? The fascinating reality of Atlantis's epic glory and destruction are uncovered, finally, in these pages in thrilling detail by the iconoclastic historian Gavin Menzies. Atlantis truly did exist, and was part of the incredibly advanced Minoan civilization that extended from its Mediterranean base to England, India, and even America
1421 Zhongguo fa xian shi jie by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the possibility that Ming Dynasty Admiral Zheng He, expanding Chinese trade and diplomatic contacts with the world's largest wooden armada, beat Columbus to America by 71 years
1421 : el año en que China descubrió el nuevo mundo by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Spanish and Chinese and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Did a daring Chinese admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada reach America 71 years before Columbus? This book examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng He and his 30-year command of a Ming fleet
1421 : als China die Welt entdeckte by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who discovered America? : the untold history of the peopling of the Americas by Gavin Menzies ( )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking new book that upends our understanding of ancient America Conventional history tells us humans migrated on foot across present-day Alaska, populating the Americas far later than other continents. However, emerging new evidence suggests seafarers reached the continents thousands of years earlier and developed far more sophisticated civilizations than previously imagined. . .
1434 : el año en que una flota China llegó a Italia e inició el Renacimiento by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of "1421" offers a stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence on the European Renaissance, tracing its roots to the Chinese
1421, l'année où la Chine a découvert l'Amérique by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zheng He, amiral chinois du XVe siècle, aurait, selon l'auteur, découvert l'Amérique 71 ans avant Christophe Colomb, l'Australie 350 ans avant Cook et réalisé le tour du globe un siècle avant Magellan. A partir de cartes anciennes, de traités d'astronomie, l'auteur fait le récit de la navigation australe et décrit la technique maritime orientale
1421 : het jaar waarin China de nieuwe wereld ontdekte by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Onderzoek naar Chinese ontdekkingsreizen uit de 15e eeuw
1421 the year China discovered the world? ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the possibility that Ming Dynasty Admiral Zheng He, expanding Chinese trade and diplomatic contacts with the world's largest wooden armada, beat Columbus to America by 71 years. Features location footage and dramatic reconstruction
1434 : Zhongguo dian ran yi da li wen yi fu xing zhi huo ? by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1434 : het jaar waarin China de Italiaanse renaissance deed ontbranden by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speurtocht naar de vroege ontdekkingsreizen van de Chinezen, die in de vijftiende eeuw de aanleiding zouden hebben gevormd tot de Italiaanse renaissance
1421 : la Cina scopre l'America : la vera storia del primo viaggio attorno al mondo by Gavin Menzies ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mengxishi
Mengxishi 1937-
Mengxisi
ギャヴィン・メンジーズ
メンジーズ, ギャヴィン
Languages
English (139)
Spanish (21)
Chinese (9)
German (6)
Italian (6)
Dutch (4)
French (3)
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