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When China ruled the seas : the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne 1405-1433

Author: Louise Levathes
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells of a fleet of Chinese treasure ships and seven epic voyages between 1405 and 1433.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levathes, Louise.
When China ruled the seas.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994
(OCoLC)747337310
Named Person: He Zheng; He Zheng; He Zheng; He Zheng
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Levathes
ISBN: 0671701584 9780671701581
OCLC Number: 29522984
Description: 252 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The Yi peoples --
Confucians and curiosities --
The prisoner and the prince --
The treasure fleet --
Destination : Calicut --
The strange kingdoms of Malacca and Ceylon --
Emissaries of the dragon throne --
The auspicious appearance of the celestial animals --
Fires in the Forbidden City --
The last voyage --
The sultan' bride.
Responsibility: Louise Levathes.

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Less than 100 years before Columbus and the dawn of the great age of European exploration, from 1405 to 1433, China ruled the world's oceans. This text draws on translations of eye-witness accounts  Read more...

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