By Louise Levathes
Drawing on eyewitness debts, reputable Ming histories, and African, Arab, and Indian resources, many translated for the 1st time, Levathes brings readers within China’s such a lot illustrious medical and technological period. She sheds new mild at the historic and cultural context within which this nice civilization thrived, in addition to the belief of China by way of different modern cultures.
superbly illustrated and engagingly written, When China governed the Seas is the fullest photo but of the early Ming dynasty—the final flowering of chinese language tradition earlier than the Manchu invasion.
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When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405–1433 by Louise Levathes