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

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

Gavin Menzies

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 ideals of classical Greece and Rome. But now bestselling historian Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that in the year 1434, China-then the world's most technologically advanced civilization-provided the spark that set the European Renaissance ablaze. From that date onward, Europeans embraced Chinese ideas, discoveries, and inventions, all of which form the basis of Western civilization today. The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 combines a long-overdue historical reexamination with the excitement of an investigative adventure, bringing the reader aboard the remarkable Chinese fleet as it sails from China to Cairo and Florence, and then back across the world. Erudite and brilliantly reasoned, 1434 will change the way we see ourselves, our history, and our world.

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 ideals of classical Greece and Rome. But now bestselling historian Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that in the year 1434, China-then the world's most technologically advanced civilization-provided the spark that set the European Renaissance ablaze. From that date onward, Europeans embraced Chinese ideas, discoveries, and inventions, all of which form the basis of Western civilization today. The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 combines a long-overdue historical reexamination with the excitement of an investigative adventure, bringing the reader aboard the remarkable Chinese fleet as it sails from China to Cairo and Florence, and then back across the world. Erudite and brilliantly reasoned, 1434 will change the way we see ourselves, our history, and our world.
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History

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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 ideals of classical Greece and Rome. But now bestselling historian Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that in the year 1434, China-then the world's most technologically advanced civilization-provided the spark that set the European Renaissance ablaze. From that date onward, Europeans embraced Chinese ideas, discoveries, and inventions, all of which form the basis of Western civilization today. The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 combines a long-overdue historical reexamination with the excitement of an investigative adventure, bringing the reader aboard the remarkable Chinese fleet as it sails from China to Cairo and Florence, and then back across the world. Erudite and brilliantly reasoned, 1434 will change the way we see ourselves, our history, and our world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

9h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

13:17


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

08:57


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:54


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

25:40


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:07


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:38


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

24:55


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

46:54


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

24:35


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

16:33


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:37


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

50:53


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

20:08


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

31:55


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

22:09


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

12:16


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

33:03


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

15:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

23:15


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

17:17


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

14:01


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

38:02


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

48:19


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

25:29