The Year a Magnificent Chines Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance

In 1434 a sophisticated Chinese delegation visited Italy. After that date the authority of Aristotle and Ptolemy was overturned, and Chinese knowledge ignited the work of geniuses such as da Vinci, Copernicus and Calileo.

China’s influence had sparked the Renaissance. The course of Western civilization was changed forever.

Following on from the bestselling 1421, Gavin Menzies’ controversial new book 1434, charts the final voyage of the Imperial Chinese fleet. His astonishing discoveries about China’s legacy in Europe brilliantly rewrite the history of our modern world.

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Authored by Gavin Menzies and published by HarperCollins of London in 2008. This soft cover bound First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 233x153x28mm. ISBN 9780007275861. All pages slightly yellowing. 368pages incl index; 24 pages colour photo plates. Covered in adhesive plastic.