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The Eagle and the Dragon: Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century

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The Eagle and the Dragon: Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century - Gruzinski, Serge
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In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe. In the early 1520s, Magellan set sail for Asia by the Western route, Cortes seized Mexico and some Portuguese based in Malacca dreamed of colonizing China. The Aztec Eagle was destroyed but the Chinese Dragon held strong and repelled the invaders - after first seizing their cannon. For the first ...

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The Eagle and the Dragon: Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century 2014, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745667126

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The Eagle and the Dragon: Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century 2014, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745667119

Hardcover