The Resource When China ruled the seas : the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, Louise Levathes

When China ruled the seas : the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, Louise Levathes

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When China ruled the seas : the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
Title
When China ruled the seas
Title remainder
the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
Statement of responsibility
Louise Levathes
Title variation
Treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began making their way to the New World, fleets of giant Chinese junks commanded by the eunuch admiral Zheng He and filled with the empire's finest porcelains, lacquerware and silk ventured to the edge of the world's "four corners." It was a time of exploration and conquest, but it ended in a retrenchment so complete that less than a century later, it was a crime to go to sea in a multimasted ship. In When China Ruled the Seas, Louise Levathes takes a look at this dynamic period in China's enigmatic history, focusing on China's 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. During the brief period from 1405 to 1433, seven epic expeditions brought China's "treasure ships" across the China Seas and the Indian Ocean, from Taiwan to the spice islands of Indonesia and the Malabar coast of India, on to the rich ports of the Persian Gulf and down the African coast, China's "El Dorado," and perhaps even to Australia, three hundred years before Captain Cook was credited with its discovery. [from publisher description]
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levathes, Louise
Dewey number
  • 951/.02/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS753.6.C48
LC item number
L48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zheng, He
  • Explorers
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Ontdekkingsreizen
  • Handelsbetrekkingen
  • Koopvaardij
  • História da china
  • Comércio (história)
  • Zheng, He
  • Biographie
  • Seehandel
  • China
  • Zheng, He
  • Commerce
  • Explorers
  • China
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When China ruled the seas : the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, Louise Levathes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[205]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pronunciation guide to major figures -- Chinese dynasties -- Prologue: Phantoms in silk -- The Yi peoples -- Confucians and curiosities -- The prisoner and the prince -- The Treasure Fleet -- Destination: Calicut -- The strange kingdoms of Malacca and Ceylon -- Emissaries of the Dragon Throne -- The auspicious appearance of the celestial animals -- Fires in the Forbidden City -- The last voyage -- The sultan's bride -- Epilogue: A people called Baijini. -- Notes
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036972028
Label
When China ruled the seas : the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, Louise Levathes
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[205]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pronunciation guide to major figures -- Chinese dynasties -- Prologue: Phantoms in silk -- The Yi peoples -- Confucians and curiosities -- The prisoner and the prince -- The Treasure Fleet -- Destination: Calicut -- The strange kingdoms of Malacca and Ceylon -- Emissaries of the Dragon Throne -- The auspicious appearance of the celestial animals -- Fires in the Forbidden City -- The last voyage -- The sultan's bride -- Epilogue: A people called Baijini. -- Notes
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036972028

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