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Matteo Ricci : a Jesuit in the Ming Court

Author: Michela Fontana
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) is widely considered the most outstanding cultural mediator of all time between China and the West. This engrossing and fluid book offers a thorough, knowledgeable biography  Read more...


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Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michela Fontana
ISBN: 9781442205888 1442205881
OCLC Number: 1100678647
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PrologueChapter 1: The Jesuit and MathematicsChapter 2: In the EastChapter 3: The Difficulty of Learning ChineseChapter 4: The Man from the WestChapter 5: The Pride of Li MadouChapter 6: The Meeting of Confucius and EuclidChapter 7: Metamorphosis into MandarinsChapter 8: The Strength of FriendshipChapter 9: To Beijing!Chapter 10: Heated Disputes and Science LessonsChapter 11: Prisoner of the EunuchChapter 12: In the Heart of the EmpireChapter 13: The Empty ThroneChapter 14: The Lord of HeavenChapter 15: Doctor PaulChapter 16: Euclid Becomes ChineseChapter 17: The Open DoorChapter 18: After Matteo Ricci: The Scientific Legacy, Triumph, and PersecutionChronologyChinese DynastiesGlossaryBibliography
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Michela Fontana's definitive biography has the merit of presenting Ricci's everyday life with splendid narrative rhythm, historical rigor, and precise scientific understanding while helping readers Read more...

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