In when china ruled the seas louise levathes takes a fascinating and unprecedented look at this dynamic period in chinas enigmatic history focusing on chinas rise as a naval power that literally could have ruled the world and at its precipitious plunge into isolation when a new emperor ascended the dragon throne. When china ruled the seas the treasure fleet of the dragon throne 1405 33 by louise levathes simon and schuster 1994 in 1498 the portuguese explorer vasco da gama with a fleet of four small ships sailed into the east african port of malindi where he hired a pilot who helped him navigate to calicut. The treasure fleet of the dragon throne 1405 1433 when china ruled the seas drawing on eye witness accounts official ming histories and african arab and indian sources this work shows readers the inside of chinas most illustrious scientific and technological era. Abebookscom when china ruled the seas the treasure fleet of the dragon throne 1405 1433 9780195112078 by louise levathes and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices. Important quotes from when china ruled the seas the treasure fleet of the dragon throne 1405 1433 helpful for writing essays and understanding the book
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