Better than The Da Vinci Code: The theological edifice that is Gavin Menzies' 1421


Numerous scholarly critiques of Gavin Menzies’ 1421: The Year China Discovered the World have revealed a plethora of factual errors and inconsistencies, but to little effect. Menzies has simply co-opted different artefacts to support his thesis, or has varied the thesis itself to dodge specific criticisms. Not until historians and intellectuals cease sparring with Menzies on his own terms, and instead criticise the flawed methodological basis of his enterprise–coupled with factual repudiations–can the 1421 thesis be discredited in a manner that affords no recourse. This article has been peer-reviewed

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