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The memory palace of Matteo Ricci

Author: Jonathan D Spence
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1984.
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This book is not only a rich and compelling narrative about Ricci's life in Italy, India, and China, but also a significant work of global history, in which intellectual, social, military, maritime, and religious themes are drawn together, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spence, Jonathan D.
Memory palace of Matteo Ricci.
New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1984
(OCoLC)756450109
Named Person: Matteo Ricci; Matteo Ricci
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Spence
ISBN: 0670468304 9780670468300 0571132391 9780571132393
OCLC Number: 10915089
Notes: "Elisabeth Sifton books."
Description: xii, 350 pages, [1] leaf of plates : 10 illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Matteo Ricci: a chronology --
Building the palace --
The first image: the warriors --
The first picture: the apostle in the waves --
The second image: the huihui --
The second picture: the road to Emmaus --
The third image: profit and harvest --
The third picture: the men of Sodom --
The fourth image: the fourth picture --
Inside the palace.
Responsibility: Jonathan D. Spence.

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This book is not only a rich and compelling narrative about Ricci's life in Italy, India, and China, but also a significant work of global history, in which intellectual, social, military, maritime, and religious themes are drawn together, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China.

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