The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jonathan D. Spence

The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jonathan D. Spence year 1994
  • Book name: The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci
  • Author: Jonathan D. Spence
  • Release date: 1994/9/5
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Religious
  • ISBN: 9780140080988
  • Rating: 7.79 of 10
  • Votes: 616
  • Review by: Alice Fleck
  • Review rating: 9.77 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/2
  • Total pages: 364
  • Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 23H15M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Christian Mission & Evangelism, Biography: General, Medieval History, Asian History
  • Available formats: PDF, WORD, DOC, DjVu, PDB, MobiPocket, TXT, EPUB. Compressed in TAR.GZ, RAR, ZIP, EML, CBR, TAR.LZO, RPM
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.90 USD
  • Dimensions: 133x190x19mm
  • Weight: 272g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Hawthorn, Australia
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