Jonathan Spence Writing Styles in The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

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Perspective

The author of The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci is the renowned Sterling Professor of History Emeritus Jonathan Spence of Yale. His main area of study is Chinese history from 1600 to the present day and to date he has written thirteen books on Chinese history. As such, the perspective of The Memory Palace is that of a professional historian of the highest quality. The author comes off as erudite, detailed, measured, nuanced, maintaining a clear, compelling narrative. The Memory Palace is full of citations and discussions of the best understanding the historical community has of Matteo Ricci's life and times. We see the original painting and ideographs the Matteo Ricci worked with reproduced in the book. Often The Memory Palace take detours into 16th century Chinese or Italian history, important theological debates, the state of 16th and 17th century science, East Asian relations, Greek and Roman philosophy, Confucian...

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