New insights into the role of memory in the medieval world are revealed in this wide-ranging study that draws on a range of examples from Dante, Chaucer, and Aquinas to the symbolism of illuminated manuscripts.
Mary Carruthers is the author of The Craft of Thought (Cambridge 1998) and The Medieval Craft of Memory (University of Pennsylvania 2002) as well as of The Book of Memory (1990 and 2008). She divides her time between New York City and Oxford, where she holds the positions of Remarque Professor of Literature at New York University and Fellow of All Souls College.
Preface to the second edition; Introduction; 1. Models for the memory; 2. Descriptions of the neuropsychology of memory; 3. Elementary memory design; 4. The arts of memory; 5. Memory and the ethics of reading; 6. Memory and authority; 7. Memory and the book; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index of manuscripts; General index.