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The art of memory

Author: Frances Amelia Yates
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Giordano Bruno; Giordano Bruno; Giordano Bruno
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Amelia Yates
ISBN: 0226950018 9780226950013
OCLC Number: 42905743
Description: xv, 400 pages : illustrations (1 folded) ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
1: Three Latin sources for the classical art of memory --
2: Art of memory in Greece: memory and the soul --
3: Art of memory in the Middle Ages --
4: Medieval memory and the formation of imagery --
5: Memory treatises --
6: Renaissance memory: the memory theatre of Giulio Camillo --
7: Camillo's theatre and the Venetian Renaissance --
8: Lullism as art of memory --
9: Giordano Bruno: The Secret of Shadows --
10: Ramism as an art of memory --
11: Giordano Bruno: The Secret of Seals --
12: Conflict between Brunian and Ramist memory --
13: Giordano Bruno: Last works on memory --
14: Art of memory and Bruno's Italian dialogues --
15: Theatre memory system of Robert Fludd --
16: Fludd's memory theatre and the Globe Theatre --
17: Art of memory and the growth of scientific method --
Index.
Responsibility: Frances A. Yates.

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Overview: 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.

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