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1434 - The Year a Magniphicent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance

Af Menzies. Gavin

1. udgave fra 2008 på forlaget Harper Collins Publishers

ISBN: 978-0-00-727586-1

Kategorier: Italiensk, Historie:Kultur, Søfart, Sejlads, Opdagelsesrejser - ekspeditioner, Historie:Verden

pris: 110 kr – stand: ★★★★★★

Vægt: 541 gram

308 sider. Orig. heftet Pbk. Illustr. s/h og farver. Forfatteren (1937-) hævder i bogen, at en kinesisk flåde besøgte Italien i 1434 og her overførte kinesisk teknik og videnskab af betydning for den italienske renæssances opkomst. XXXXXXXXXXX Menzies presents astonishing evidence that a large Chinese fleet, official ambassadors of the Emperor, arrived in Tuscany in 1434 where they met with Pope Eugenius IV in Florence. A mass of information was given by the Chinese delegation to the Pope and his entourage - concerning world maps (which Menzies argues were later given to Columbus), astronomy, mathematics, art, printing, architecture, steel manufacture, civil engineering, military machines, surveying, cartography, genetics, and more. It was this gift of knowledge that sparked the inventiveness of the Renaissance - Da Vinci's inventions, the Copernican revolution, Galileo, etc. Following 1434, Europeans embraced Chinese intellectual ideas, discoveries, and inventions, which formed the basis of European civilization just as much as Greek thought and Roman law. In short, China provided the spark that set the Renaissance ablaze. Pænt, nyt eksemplar, lidt gult i snit

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