Book of Memory A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture
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Description: The Book of Memory is a wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated account of the workings and function of memory in medieval society. Memory was the psychological faculty valued above all others in the period stretching from late antiquity through to the Renaissance. The medieval assumption that human learning is above all based in memorative processes had profound implications for the contemporary understanding of all creative activity, and the social role of literature and art. Dr Carruthers looks at models for the understanding of memory, examines scholastic and early humanist adaptations of classical mnemotechniques, and throughout offers examples from the works of Dante, Chaucer, Aquinas and others. This study by a literary scholar draws upon insights from a variety of disciplines, including modern hermeneutical theory, art history and codicology, psychology and anthropology, the histories of medicine, education, and of meditation and spirituality. It will be important to students in all these fields who value interdisciplinary approaches to historical material.
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Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/14/1992
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Rita Copeland is Professor of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
|Models for the memory|
|Descriptions of the neuropsychology of memory|
|Elementary memory design|
|The arts of memory|
|Memory and the ethics of reading|
|Memory and authority|
|Memory and the book|
|List of abbreviations|