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Menzies, Gavin

Overview
Works: 39 works in 313 publications in 20 languages and 9,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction 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 )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,622 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 )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,483 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 1,103 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 )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 984 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 )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 907 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 )

98 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 826 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 )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 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( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. Its mission was to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. 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
The lost empire of Atlantis by Gavin Menzies( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 123 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
Who discovered America? : the untold history of the peopling of the Americas by Gavin Menzies( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 73 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 : the year a Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderzoek naar een Chinese delegatie die een enorme schat aan culturele en wetenschappelijke inzichten met zich meebracht naar het Italië van de 15e eeuw. Daarmee zou de Renaissance in Europa in gang zijn gezet
1421 : el año en que China descubrió el nuevo mundo by Gavin Menzies( Book )

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

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

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 43 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 : [the year China discovered America] by Gavin Menzies( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 39 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 : the year China discovered the world?( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 31 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
The lost empire of Altantis : history's greatest mystery revealed by Gavin Menzies( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meticulously analyzing exciting new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Gavin Menzies made an astonishing discovery: not only did Atlantis exist, it was an advanced trading empire that spanned from the Mediterranean to the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India. In The Lost Empire of Atlantis, he constructs a vivid portrait of this legendary civilization and shares his remarkable discoveries
1434 : het jaar waarin China de Italiaanse renaissance deed ontbranden by Gavin Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 22 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 )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 16 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
 
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1421 : the year China discovered America
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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 America1434 : the year a Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance1421 : el año en que China descubrió el nuevo mundo1434 : el año en que una flota China llegó a Italia e inició el Renacimiento
Alternative Names
Gavin Menzies 1937-

Gavin Menzies britischer Schriftsteller

Gavin Menzies Brits auteur

Gavin Menzies écrivain britannique

Mengxishi

Mengxishi 1937-

Mengxisi

Menzis, Gaṿin 1937-

renaissance in italy

Мензис Гевин

גאווין מנזיס סופר בריטי

מנזיס, גוין, 1937-

کافن منزیس نویسنده و کاشف بریتانیایی

개빈 멘지스 1937-

멘지스, 개빈 1937-

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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