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Menzies, Gavin

Overview
Works: 27 works in 235 publications in 19 languages and 9,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: G322, 910.41
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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 )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,556 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 )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,553 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 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,054 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 the world by Gavin Menzies( Book )

89 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 18 languages and held by 1,001 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
1421, the year China discovered America?( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 993 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
Who discovered America? : the untold history of the peopling of the Americas by Gavin Menzies( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 784 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
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 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
1421 the year China discovered America by Gavin Menzies( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 290 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 )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For three millennia, the legend of Atlantis has gripped the imaginations of explorers, philosophers, occultists, treasure hunters, historians, and archaeologists. Until now, it has remained shrouded in myth
Who discovered America? : the untold history of the peopling of the Americas by Gavin Menzies( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 51 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. . .
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 : 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
The year a Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his bestselling book 1421:The Year China Discovered the World, Gavin Menzies revealed that it was the Chinese that discovered America, not Columbus. Now he presents further astonishing evidence that it was also Chinese advances in science, art, and technology that formed the basis of the European Renaissance and our modern world
1434 : yi zhi pang da de Zhongguo jian dui di da Yidali bing dian ran wen yi fu xing zhi huo by Gavin Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1421 [the year China discovered America] by Gavin Menzies( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 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
1421 : Chūgoku ga shintairiku o hakkenshita toshi by Gavin Menzies( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1434 - rok, w którym wspaniała chińska flota pożeglowała do Włoch i zapoczątkowała renesans by Gavin Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New developments in differential geometry : proceedings of the colloquium on by Gavin Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shui fa xian liao Mei Zhou? : Mei Zhou ren qi yuan wei bei chuan shu de li shi by Gavin Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gavin Menzies britischer Schriftsteller

Gavin Menzies Brits auteur

Gavin Menzies écrivain britannique

Mengxishi

Mengxishi 1937-

Mengxisi

renaissance in italy

کافن منزیس نویسنده و کاشف بریتانیایی

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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