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Art of Memory

ISBN-10: 0226950018
ISBN-13: 9780226950013
Edition: 1974 (Reprint)
Authors: Frances A. Yates
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Description: One of Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century In this classic study of how people learned to retain vast stores of knowledge before the invention of the printed page, Frances A. Yates traces the art of memory from its  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

One of Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century In this classic study of how people learned to retain vast stores of knowledge before the invention of the printed page, Frances A. Yates traces the art of memory from its treatment by Greek orators, through its Gothic transformations in the Middle Ages, to the occult forms it took in the Renaissance, and finally to its use in the seventeenth century. This book, the first to relate the art of memory to the history of culture as a whole, was revolutionary when it first appeared and continues to mesmerize readers with its lucid and revelatory insights.

Dame Frances Amelia Yates (1899-1981) was Reader in the History of the Renaissance at the University of London.�She was�a�scholar of hermetic and occult philosophy�in the Renaissance.�Her book The Art of Memory, published by the University of Chicago Press,�has been named one of the most significant non-fiction books of the 20th century. Among her�other books is�Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, also published by the�Press.

Preface
The Three Latin Sources for the Classical Art of Memory
The Art of Memory in Greece: Memory and the Soul
The Art of Memory in the Middle Ages
Mediaeval Memory and the Formation of Imagery
The Memory Treatises
Renaissance Memory: The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo
Camillo's Theatre and the Venetial Renaissance
Lullism as an Art of Memory
Giordano Bruno: The Secret of Shadows
Ramism as an Art of Memory
Giordano Bruno: The Secret of Seals
Conflict between Brunian and Ramist Memory
Girodano Bruno: Last Works on Memory
The Art of Memory and Bruno's Italian Dialogues
The Theatre Memory System of Robert Fludd
Fludd's Memory Theatre and the Globe Theatre
The Art of Memory and the Growth of Scientific Method
Index

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