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The memory palace of Matteo Ricci

Author: Jonathan D Spence
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To capture the complex emotion and religious drama of Metteo Ricci's life, author Jonathan Spence relates the missionary's experiencs via a series of images.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Matteo Ricci; Matteo Ricci
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Spence
ISBN: 9781847243447 1847243444
OCLC Number: 173499557
Description: 350 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsMatteo Ricci: A ChronologyBuilding the PalaceThe First Image: The WarriorsThe First Picture: The Apostle in the WavesThe Second Image: The HuihiuThe Second Picture: The Road to EmmausThe Third Image: Profit and HarvestThe Third Picture: The Men of SodomThe Fourth Image: The Fourth PictureInside the PalaceAbbreviationsNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Jonathan Spence.

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A narrative about a remarkable life, this work is also a work of global history, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China.  Read more...

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