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Matteo Ricci : a Jesuit in the Ming Court

Author: Michela Fontana
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Matteo Ricci (1552-1610), the first of the early Jesuit missionaries of the China mission, is widely considered the most outstanding cultural mediator of all time between China and the West. This engrossing and fluid book offers a thorough, knowledgeablebiography of this fascinating and influential man, telling a deeply human and captivating story that still resonates today. Michela Fontana traces Ricci's travels in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fontana, Michela, 1950-
Matteo Ricci.
Lanham, MD : ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBLISHERS, INC., 2011, ©2011
(DLC) 2010050586
(OCoLC)691204208
Named Person: Matteo Ricci; Matteo Ricci
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michela Fontana
ISBN: 9781442205888 1442205881 1283051559 9781283051552
OCLC Number: 712141895
Notes: Translation of: Matteo Ricci / Michela Fontana. -- Milano : Mondadori, c2005. -- 347 pages ; 23 cm.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 319 pages)
Contents: The Jesuit and mathematics --
In the East --
The difficulty of learning Chinese --
The man from the West --
The pride of Li Madou --
The meeting of Confucius and Euclid --
Metamorphosis into Mandarin --
The strength of friendship --
To Beijing! --
Heated disputes and science lessons --
Prisoner of the eunuch --
In the heart of the empire --
The empty throne --
The lord of heaven --
Doctor Paul --
Euclid becomes Chinese --
The open door --
After Matteo Ricci : the scientific legacy, triumph and persecution.
Other Titles: Matteo Ricci.
Responsibility: Michela Fontana.

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