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The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

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The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci by Jonathan D. Spence
Sep 03, 1985 | 368 Pages
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    Sep 03, 1985 | 368 Pages

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Praise for The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci:
“An extraordinarily delicate achievement . . . Resembles the portrait of an age.”
The New York Times Book Review
“A gripping portrait of late-sixteenth-century cultural history in both the West and the East.”
Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University, author of The Return of Martin Guerre
“An extraordinary tour de force, a work of literature and at the same time a remarkable wide-ranging use of historical sources. This is the kind of history that most people in the profession cannot even begin to write.”
John King Fairbank, Harvard University

Table Of Contents

The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci – Jonathan D. Spence Acknowledgments
Matteo Ricci: A Chronology
One: Building the Palace
Two: The First Image: The Warriors
Three: The First Picture: The Apostle in the Waves
Four: The Second Image: The Huihui
Five: The Second Picture: The Road to Emmaus
Six: The Third Image: Profit and Harvest
Seven: The Third Picture: The Men of Sodom
Eight: The Fourth Image: The Fourth Picture
Nine: Inside the Palace

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