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Menzies, Gavin

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Works: 41 works in 292 publications in 19 languages and 9,310 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Fiction 
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Most widely held works about Gavin Menzies
 
Most widely held works by Gavin Menzies
1421 : the year China discovered America by Gavin Menzies( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A remarkable journey of discovery that rewrites our understanding of history"--Jacket
1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,454 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
1421, the year China discovered America?( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,035 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
The lost empire of Atlantis : history's greatest mystery revealed by Gavin Menzies( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 993 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
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 838 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 )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 577 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."--Jacket
1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies( Recording )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 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
1421 : the year China discovered America by Gavin Menzies( Recording )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 286 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 200 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, l'année où la Chine a découvert l'Amérique by Gavin Menzies( Book )

55 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderzoek naar Chinese ontdekkingsreizen uit de 15e eeuw
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
The lost empire of Atlantis : the secrets of history's most enduring mystery revealed by Gavin Menzies( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned historian draws from new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, and DNA evidence to share his discoveries about the mysterious "lost" city of Atlantis
Who discovered America? : the untold history of the peopling of the Americas by Gavin Menzies( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 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. ... From "distinguished historian" (BBC World Service) Gavin Menzies, the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller 1421, comes a revolutionary new account of how the first humans came to North and South America. Menzies reveals that ancient peoples used the oceans' natural currents and prevailing winds to make voyages across both the Atlantic and Pacific. What's more, we now must accept that they had time to develop remarkably advanced cultures. Armed with cutting-edge DNA evidence, newly unearthed artifacts, and astonishing linguistic and archaeological discoveries, Menzies shows hum
1434 : Zhongguo dian ran yi da li wen yi fu xing zhi huo? by Gavin Menzies( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The <New York Times</ bestselling author of <1421</ offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century</ 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.</ Florence and Venice of the early fifteenth century were hubs of world trade, attracting traders from across the globe. Based on years of research, this marvelous history argues that a Chinese fleet'official ambassadors of the emperor'arrived in Tuscany in 1434, where they were received by Pope Eugenius IV in Florence. The delegation presented the influential pope with a wealth of Chinese learning from a diverse range of fields: art, geography (including world maps that were passed on to Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan), astronomy, mathematics, printing, architecture, steel manufacturing, military weaponry, and more. This vast treasure trove of knowledge spread across Europe, igniting the legendary inventiveness of the Renaissance, including the work of such geniuses as da Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo, and more.</ In <1434</, Gavin Menzies combines this long-overdue historical reexamination with the excitement of an investigative adventure. He brings the reader aboard the remarkable Chinese fleet as it sails from China to Cairo and Florence, and then back across the world. Erudite and brilliantly reasoned, <1434</ will change the way we see ourselves, our history, and our world.>
1421 : el año en que China descubrió el nuevo mundo by Gavin Menzies( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1421 : als China die Welt entdeckte by Gavin Menzies( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and Korean and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1434 : el año en que una flota China llegó a Italia e inició el Renacimiento by Gavin Menzies( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 38 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 : la Cina scopre l'America : la vera storia del primo viaggio attorno al mondo by Gavin Menzies( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1421 : the year China discovered the world?( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 33 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 : het jaar waarin China de Italiaanse renaissance deed ontbranden by Gavin Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 25 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
 
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Alternative Names
Gavin Menzies britischer Schriftsteller

Gavin Menzies Brits auteur

Gavin Menzies écrivain britannique

Mengxishi

Mengxishi 1937-

Mengxisi

Menzis, Gaṿin 1937-

renaissance in italy

מנזיס, גוין, 1937-

کافن منزیس نویسنده و کاشف بریتانیایی

멘지스, 개빈

ギャヴィン・メンジーズ

メンジーズ, ギャヴィン

加文·孟席斯

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1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the RenaissanceThe lost empire of Atlantis : history's greatest mystery revealed1421 : the year China discovered the world1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance1421 : the year China discovered America1421, l'année où la Chine a découvert l'AmériqueThe lost empire of Atlantis : the secrets of history's most enduring mystery revealed1434 : Zhongguo dian ran yi da li wen yi fu xing zhi huo?