Art of Memory

ISBN-10: 1847922929
ISBN-13: 9781847922922
Edition: 2014
Authors: Frances A. Yates
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 3/20/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance - as it was to everyone before the invention of printing - created an elaborate memory system, based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, at the Renaissance, and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno.Such is the main theme of Frances Yates's unique and brilliant book, in the course of which she sheds light on such diverse subjects as Dante's Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theatre and the history of ancient architecture. Aside from its intrinsic fascination, The Art of Memory is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science and of literature.

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.

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