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... brocades, and cloth of gold; Flemish carpets, Venetian prisms and mirrors;
large clocks, oil paintings, and glassware; red and white wine; swords and other
gilded arms.104 The Jesuits had backed the idea of such an embassy, and after
Near the end of Ricci's life other Jesuits were surprised to find a copy of this
painting among a pile of some fifty scrolls in the back room of a country villa
outside Shaozhou. The owners did not know what it was, but the Jesuits deduced
that it ...
Painting in FR, 1/232, 2/4, 2/29; recopied, 2/330. 40. FR, 2/110 on Ma Tang; FR, 2
/123 n. 5 on gifts, 2/125 on empress. 41. FR, 2/115, reading "fattaccio" for Ricci's "
fatticio." 42. Ibid., 2/116, 118. 43. Medallions, FR, 1/302; prints, FR, 2/461, 512; ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
An interesting book which is something more than an ordinary biography. Matteo Ricci is an interesting character, and the Palace of Memory is a framework and a link between topics, but there is also ... Read full review
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Interesting life, but overelaborate structure causes some confusion and boredom. Also, I think assumes too much tacit knowledge of China and Chinese. Possibly also of early modern Europe and its expansion. Read full review
THE APOSTLE IN THE WAVES
THE ROAD TO EMMAUS
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