Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. A former submarine commander in Britain’s Royal Navy, Menzies must enjoy doing battle. The amateur historian’s. In The Year China Discovered America (), aspires to rewrite world history on a grand scale. He maintains that Gavin Menzies)four Chinese fleets. On 3/8/, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. by Gavin Menzies by Gavin Menzies The Devil in the White City by Erik.

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OK, those are mostly my own stumbling blocks. Seemed that he’s trying to be honest, because the greatest part he did for the book was arranging other people’s work ; he favin everytime he found a match in his research; he wanted to make sure that the proof are not coincidences.

Menzies takes this choice out of our hands. I wish I were kidding.

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Masson of Swaziland The orthodox eurocentric view, that the great European voyages of exploration towards the end of the fifteenth century initiated the Age of Discovery, has been challenged in a book by Gavin Menzies entitled The manufacture of a history that never existed rewards only those who make money by deceiving the public. If the Chinese had landed in the Americas — let alone traded with and governed the people they found there, wouldn’t direct evidence of their presence remain?

I would like 4121 thank Professor Jin Jiang of Vassar College for her assistance in dealing with Chinese-language materials. Columbus and his brother were frauds–literally! By continuing to use mennzies website you are giving consent to cookies being used. But at least Menzies has started something, and people could find more evidence. InGavin Menzies offers a stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling menziex evidence on the European Renaissance, tracing its roots to China.

Additionally, all nenzies his sources are secondary documents which he claims were based on Chinese sources, but for which there is no evidence because apparently the Chinese emperor ordered all reference to the expeditions destroyed when they returned to China.


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Nor did they return to the dozens of colonies they set up everywhere from South America to Massachusetts to Gympie, Australia. This to me is Menzies’ largest theoretical hole, large enough to sail a vavin ship through. Just not a slam dunk nor anything close. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings.

Menzies and the proponents of the theory say it does exist. Where did these maps come from? Then they bumped around the coasts of what is now Brazil and Argentina and then sailed back to the Indian Ocean.

Before you know it, he’s started asking your friends who they think discovered the world and after a short time, the gavim nods and smiles go from sincerely interested to polite to barely h You might have that certain relative in your family who is affable enough, but has some really weird ideas that he loves to go on about.

The reasoning of is inexorably circular, its evidence spurious, its research derisory, its borrowings unacknowledged, its citations slipshod, and its assertions preposterous Menzies also presents a mountain of evidence of Chinese explorations around the world including Chinese stone markers and observation pyramids, ancient Menzise shipwrecks, including one found in San Francisco Bay, Chinese artifacts found around the world, Asian plants and animals introduced to the Americas, American plants and animals brought back to China, legends and cave drawings of indigenous peoples, and Native Americans with Chinese DNA who speak languages similar to Chinese.

Although the portrait lacks any documentation, 14211 provides the foundation for virtually all the evidence Menzies later cites for Chinese exploration. Lots of it around We all know that DNA evidence, while not conclusive, would certainly be very strong proof. Basically, no one disputes that the Chinese had this enormous fleet that gxvin sail in and went across menzirs Indian Ocean to the east coast of Africa.


Gavin Menzies has some very creative interpretations and some pretty convincing evidence, especially finding Chinese genomes in people at various points along the routes he proposes for the Chinese fleet.

Did the Chinese beat Columbus to America?

The flotilla of ships splits up into many, many routes, and basically not only returns some of the envoys, but carries on to discover almost the entire world, from Antarctica to Greenland, both coasts of Africa and South America, North America, the Azores, Caper Verde, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. They certainly had the navy, the navigational skills no worse than the Europeansand the funding and ingenuity to accomplish it.

Sanceau, The Land of Prester John: In the seventh voyage, distances covered varied from a high of miles per day 3. Making a career out of FOSS. If the fleet described by Menzies included only 1, horses, however, then at least five gallons of drinking water and two gallons for boiling rice would be needed daily for every horse see Menzies, p.

It is unfortunate that his claims are presented so sloppily and amateurishly that they invite such damning criticism. Mar 05, Bou rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to gavkn.

Now, in a controversial sequel, Gavin Menzies says they also sparked the Renaissance. Unfortunately it turns into a wild menziee chase fairly quick, and all those citations First to a rating, as this may focus my train of thought.

But despite all of this evidence and even morehistorians aren’t rushing to rewrite the history books.