In Menzies released a second book entitled The Year a. The New York Times bestselling author of offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the. 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.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He arrived at the conclusion that the solution method does not depend on this text but on the earlier Sunzi Suanjing as does the treatment mejzies a memzies problem by Fibonacci which predates the Mathematical Treatise in Nine Sections.

May 17, Andy added it. His first book, “” was for me one of the best books I’ve read so this sequel needed to really deliver. He who controls the past, controls the future.

First , now Gavin Menzies and historical revisionism

Of course the fact that neither the Tiber nor the Arno are currently navigable can be explained by the Chinese putting it all back to how it was when they arrived as menzeis left this would be small potatoes when compared with the other impossibilities proposed in this book. So even in its original English incarnation it strikes as outlandish, huh?

View all 4 comments. Not a single document or artifact has been found to support his new claims on the supposed Ming naval expeditions beyond Africa The Year China Discovered America and Presentation by Menzies on As far as I know, Hancock was the first to do this, as earlier works of Bad Archaeology are frustratingly without adequate bibliographies, often making it impossible to identify the sites or discoveries for which they are making claims.

I smelt a rat when reading the chapter on celestial navigation, which is surprisingly poor for an author who claims to be ex-Navy, and started wondering when we would get some actual evidence for his claims.


If you would like to keep up to date with our research, please enter your email address here to subscribe to our newsletter. I buy his suppostion,as he supports it with thousands of documents and comparisons of Chinese drawings, maps, and books many created hundreds of years before to the “discoveries” of the Italian illuminati inright after Zheng He arrived in Venice with his fleet of junks from China.

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.

Furthermore, Regiomontanus could rely on practices with remainder tables from the abacus tradition.

This is a fascinating book that describes the Chinese fleet that in sailed into the Mediterranean bringing the entire Chinese encyclopedia, maps, drawings of inventions and shared them. I’m not sure who he wrote this book msnzies. These fleets were packed with enormous encyclopedias, learned scholars, scientists, geographers, and of course weapons for protection.

However, Menzies follows across slippery roads with a very personal opinions. Chinese brand management in full flow.

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View all 3 comments. But the original Chinese influence is unmistakable.

We saw this in the discovery and development of flight and atomic theory. It seems like a lot of hot air from both sides without a real factual debate.

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He relates how his visits to museums, libraries, indigenous tribes, and archaeological sites, helped to bring together all the evidence for these Chinese fleets. 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”.

Nov 04, Nicholas Whyte rated it did not like it. Well, the basic thesis of is not true. 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. Kita yang di Indonesia pasti sudah akrab dengan pelayaran sang laksanama Muslim ini, yang sedemikian dihormati sehingga jejaknya bisa kita temukan mulai dari Bangkok, semenanjung Malaka hingga ke pesisir utara Jawa, kemudian ke penjuru Samudra Hindia.


If the outrageous claims and historical speculations in didn’t completely turn you off, offers more menaies the same. Bonomi contacted the firm Midas Public Relations to convince a major newspaper to menziew a promotional article for Menzies’s book.

In 144 case, did Columbus know some islands in the Atlantic, unknown by the rest of the Europeans thanks to some Chinese maps given to Columbus by his friend Toscanelli? There SEEMS to be enough evidence although, I am leary of saying the evidence he gathers is all that great to menzles 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 mmenzies Renaissance seems far-fetched.

Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. Others are for nut jobs. Instead, besides the listing of fact after fact, the author interjects with personal comments like “Marcella and I have visited When the data from this book is looked at from the historical perspective supporting what is found gavi the world then the world evidence just happens to support what is in this book.

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The general public does not know and cannot be expected to know that Menzies works are utter rubbish.