1434: The Year a Magnificient Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance
Following the huge groundbreaking international bestseller 1421, Gavin Menziess new book proves that Chinese advances in art, science, and technology were the driving force behind The Renaissance.
Until now, scholars have considered that The Renaissance came about as a result of a re-examining the ideas and ideals of classical Greece and Rome. But, this instant classic makes the startling argument that a sophisticated Chinese delegation visited Italy in 1434, sparked the Renaissance, and forever changed the course of Western Civilization!
1421 rode a wave of intrigue to spend 5 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It has gone on to net 150,000 copies in paperback.
Publisher,Harper Collins Pub. Uk
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