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Mission to China : Matteo Ricci and the Jesuit encounter with the East

Author: Mary Laven
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the first Jesuit mission to China. This title shows how, confronting enormous challenges, the Italian priest Matteo Ricci and a tiny handful of learned companions gained permission from the notoriously xenophobic Wanli emperor to settle in this fabled Forbidden City and preached the virtues of Western art and science.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
History
Named Person: Matteo Ricci; Matteo Ricci; Matteo Ricci; Matteo Ricci
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Laven
ISBN: 9780571225170 0571225179 9780571225187 0571225187
OCLC Number: 702606322
Description: xv, 279 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Tower of High Fortune --
2. Presents for the Emperor --
3. On Friendship --
4. Heavenly Knowledge --
5. Jesuits and Eunuchs --
6. True Meaning of the Lord of Heaven.
Responsibility: Mary Laven.

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