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1421: The Year China Discovered America (Paperback)

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    On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas." When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had f......more

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On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas." When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in the long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. And they colonized America before the Europeans, transplanting the principal economic crops that have since fed and clothed the world.

Author:
Menzies, Gavin
Genre:
HISTORY / World
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
650
Language:
English
Publisher:
William Morrow & Co
Publish Date:
06/01/2008
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9780061564895
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.9 lb
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