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| The Lost Empire of Atlantis | | | Chinese Exploration | Gavin Menzies

The Year China Discovered the Worldin which he asserts that the fleets of Chinese Admiral Zheng He visited the Americas prior to European explorer Christopher Columbus inand that the same fleet circumnavigated the globe a century before the expedition menzjes Ferdinand Magellan.

In a world in which we are free to choose “facts” to suit our tastes or our commercial and political interests, history, like science, has become infinitely malleable. Menzies was born in London, England, and his family moved to China when 144 was three weeks old.

The author states that both Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci as well as Portuguese navigators had the Chinese menziws and that the Chinese inventions led to the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and others. Regardless of the lack of formalised evidence and its significant departure from accepted history, and yes, clearly a few errors…. I picked this up hoping for either emnzies entertaining alt-history, or failing that, an eccentric read on Chinese history and technology.

This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.

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Where is the Italian documentation for the visit of a Chinese fleet? According to well-known history, the Chinese were so set on turning inwards at this point, they actually destroyed most of their own records regarding their globetrotting sea voyages from this period, just so no one else would be tempted to make such trips again; according to Menzies, he has slowly been putting the pieces back together through shreds of evidence in other countries, stone markers and rescued scrolls and the like, revealing that the Ming Dynasty’s own period of global seafaring was actually much larger than any of us have ever realized, a systematic series of successes that would’ve virtually guaranteed China’s eventual world domination, if they had simply stuck with it instead of embarking on a four-hundred-year period of profound isolationism like they actually did.

The Year China Discovered the World published as The Cook Society are particularly incensed. Bonomi contacted the firm Midas Public Relations to convince a major newspaper to run a promotional article for Menzies’s book.

For a sample of how this works one first has to buy the ancient myth that Europeans before Columbus believed the world was flat. Bear that in mind before you visit one of the hundreds of Chinese medicine centres that have sprung up here in the past decade.


Menzies describes mountains of books and charts, none of which have been found in Italy. It was one continuous advertisement for the author’s website and theories. Pertanyaannya, bagaimana jika Cheng Ho meneruskan pelayarannya hingga ke Laut Tengah dan kemudian singgah di Tuscany wilayah Kerajaan Romawi Suci untuk bertemu dengan sang Paus?

He is best known for his controversial book Despite being dismissed as ‘drivel’ by fellow academics, Damian Thompson considers why so many are ready to accept Gavin Menzies’s version of history. Leonardo da Vinci’s illustrations were big improvements on the original drawings, because they included perspective and additional notes. It is almost entirely composed of a string of barely related historical impossibilities interrupted with personal anecdotes.

This history was all new to me and astonishing. The title of the book is misleading.

Menzies claims that the knowledge of the winds, currents, and sea conditions that he gained on this voyage was essential to reconstructing the Chinese voyage that he discusses in his first book. From onward, Europeans embraced Chinese intellectual ideas, discoveries, and inventions — all which have formed the basis of European civilisation just as much as Greek philosophy and Roman law.

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Menzies theory is worth developing but real proof is needed. Oct 19, Mom rated it really liked it. Many of Leonardo da Vinci’s so-called “inventions” are really very well-done illustrations that were copied from Francesco di Giorgio, who had inherited notebooks from Mario di Jacopo ditto Taccola.

When Menzies does get around to possible knowledge transmitted from the Chinese to Europeans, he writes very little of actual interactions and, rather, speculates on how this or that person lifted ideas from the Chinese via “encyclopedia” type books some of the Chinese may have brought with them.

The only thing worse than Gavin Menzies’ writing is his faulty logic and poor research. Then one has to overlook that the only maps reproduced in the book are all, without exception, maps drawn in the 16th century or later.

Who could have charted and surveyed these lands before they were ‘discovered’?

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This is another problem; the author will state how he has found such-and-such evidence, but then he will tell the reader to refer to his website in order to view it. Menzies is entirely confident that the Chinese knew the contours of every continent bydespite never even suggesting that there were any further voyages of discovery following Zheng Menzirs entirely undocumented global circumnavigation. Jul 28, rob rated it did not like it. But there has been a more insidious aspect to the popularity of Gavin Menzies.

This fleet reached the Mediterranean via a canal between the Red Sea and the Nile.

There SEEMS to be enough evidence although, I am leary of saying the evidence he gathers is gavih that great to suggest Chinese contact with Europe for many centuries; however, the author’s specific “story” of a fleet that provided all of the fuel for the blossoming of the Renaissance seems far-fetched.


InGavin Menzies offers a stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence on the European Renaissance, tracing its roots to China In this provocative, highly readable history, Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that China provided bavin spark that set the Renaissance ablaze.

Your time would be better spent in proving your side of the debate — a debate that you have started, or at least decided to take sides in. The book is fascinating, and the evidence is on my front door. Rowan Gavin Paton Menzies born 14 August [1] is a British author and retired submarine lieutenant-commander who has written books promoting claims that the Chinese sailed to America before Columbus.

Sementara itu, di belahan Timur, dalam kurun waktu yang sama dengan era sebelum munculnya Renaisance di Eropa, terjadi peristiwa luar biasa yang banyak dilupakan oleh sejarah Barat. Jul 09, Bobbi 14334 it it was ok. In his third book, The Lost Empire of AtlantisMenzies claims that Atlantis did exist, in the form of the Minoan Civilizationand that it maintained a global seaborne empire extending to the shores of America and India, millennia before actual contact in the Age of Discovery.

In his follow up book “” He claims that the European Renaissance was sparked by the Chinese. These oddball theories always attract me.

It looks like more money can be made concocting fashionable rubbish. There does therefore seem to be evidence that Chinese voyagers of the time of Zheng He did reach Australia.

The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissanceboth of them by a retired British naval commander named Gavin Menzies, a hobbyist scholar who just happened to start stumbling across more and more evidence during his studies to support the theory mentioned above. Happy Bedouin and Indian peasant rejoice, for the Chinese encyclopedia fleet has docked and her army of salesmen are taking orders every family should have a good set of encyclopedias for their children’s education!!!

Menzies menziies across a compelling argument that an gavij Chinese fleet circumnavigated the globe in the mdnziesand made “first contact” with all the continents of the Earth. The evidence presented is convoluted misrepresentations of the state of Chinese technology and its suspect similarity to later European uses, the citations are unverifiable or demonstrably false, and in general the only proof is “Because I Said So”. Seth is typical of the kind of person who produces and maintains pseudoscience.