Life is short and time is a scarce resource. He just doesn’t succeed in bringing it to reality. Books by Gavin Menzies. Since there is evidence of Sino-European contact during the Roman period, and both populations had enough density to be cauldrons for the same diseases, why didn’t supposed Chinese contact with Native Americans or Australian Aboriginals result in devastating plagues? History Cooperative The History Cooperative is a collective of history buffs, interested authors, and dedicated technical staff who share a love for history. Joseph Mengele May 15,

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Let me give you an example of how the author describes the discovery of Guadeloupe: Simply put, is junk history posing as “real history.

Uncle Gavin wrote this book. Seemed that he’s trying to be honest, because the greatest menzirs he did for the book was arranging other people’s work ; he wondered everytime he found a match in his research; he wanted to make sure that the proof are not coincidences. But the Chinese went home, they didn’t colonise the 1421 gavin menzies.

Advance warning of a television documentary called Junk History, shown by the Gavinn Broadcasting Corporation inprompted Menzies to alert the website’s 13, subscribers. You can also subscribe without commenting.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It is also a fascinating fact that this expansive effort was stopped abruptly, leaving the world to be “discovered” by the Europeans as China turned inward. The leader Montezuma, ruler of the Aztec empire in Mexico, is believed by Menzies to have mistaken the conquistador Cortez for his grandfather, returned again from his home in the East.

The book is basically an opening salvo in an argument that is complex enough that it will likely take years to sort out. Whilst European sailors were suffering from scurvy and beriberi and eating weevil-invested ship’s biscuits contaminated with rat urine, the Chinese were growing food 1421 gavin menzies ships four times bigger than ours.


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The Asian Review of Books. Of course, the Chinese never bothered to go back to havin places to collect the results. 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 of a similar problem by Fibonacci which 1421 gavin menzies the Mathematical Treatise in Nine Sections.

Geographischen Gesellschaft in Wien 49 Be it even true, the evidence 1421 gavin menzies not there, not was the reasoning clearly logical. And as a bonus, gain were to chart the world and update all their scientific data or whatever the 15th century Chinese terminology for it I finally finished this book. I wanted to love this book.

The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies

If you would love to help share this love, you can start by filling out 1421 gavin menzies contribution form here. May gaivn, Michael rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Further, when there’s some completely inexplicable conclusion, he reminds the reader, “the Chinese had expert carpenters, stone masons, cartographers, astronomers, etc.

And it is things like these why this is obvious drivel and I can go on and on. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. On a much smaller note, the images that are in the book as well as some of Menzies’ physical evidence are suspiciously inexact.

Did the Chinese beat Columbus to America?

But fun to think about nonetheless. 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 1421 gavin menzies century before the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan. In fact, James Stirling, the first governor of 1421 gavin menzies Australia, named the city Read reviews that mention gavin menzies south america piri reis year china china discovered well written ming dynasty discovered the world treasure fleets reis map good read anyone interested treasure fleet indian ocean 1421 gavin menzies sail von daniken north and south chinese fleets america or australia fifteenth century.


Menzies does not address the awkward question of why Ma, a stickler for detail and an aficionado of novelties, never mentions the wondrous excursion of his comrades to the Americas and Australia. We Westerners are of course familiar with the historical period known as the Renaissance ; taking place between the s and s, it’s the period when Europeans finally crawled out of their Dark-Age hole, rediscovered such ancient Greek concepts as science and philosophy, and started doing such thi Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.

That being said, I gave Menzies the benefit of the doubt. Still, Menzies takes for granted that Conti was in Calicut in when the Ming armada anchored there, and since both Conti and Ma Huan describe similar scenes in Calicut, Menzies surmises that Conti must have met the Chinese chronicler in that port p. I prefer fiction or tested academic facts which is properly peer reviewed so book is not for me. There’s just not enough evidence to prove otherwise.

I was about 1421 gavin menzies chapters in when I really started to think about the logic of this and decided to do a little research.