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The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci
Author: Jonathan D. Spence
ISBN 13: 9780140080988
ISBN 10: 140080988
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1985-09-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $17.00

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.