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The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci free pdf In 1577, the Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci set out from Italy to bring Christian faith and Western thought to Ming dynasty China. To capture the complex emotional and religious drama of Ricci's extraodinary life, Jonathan Spence has shifted away from conventional biographical techniques, and he relates his subject's life to several images that Ricci himself created - four images derived from events in the Bible and others from a book on the art of memory that Ricci wrote in Chinese and circulated among members of the Ming dynasty's elite. A rich and compelling narrative about a remarkable life, "The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci" is also a significant work of global history, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China.

About Jonathan D. Spence

Jonathan Spence's eleven books on Chinese history include "The Gate of Heavenly Peace," "Treason by the Book," and "The Death of Woman Wang." His awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at Yale University.

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Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : Penguin Books Australia
Data Published : 26 June 1993
ISBN : 0140080988
EAN : 9780140080988
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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