The Art of Memory

The Art of Memory

by Frances Amelia Yates


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The Art of Memory by Frances Amelia Yates

The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance - as it was to everyone before the invention of printing - invented 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, during the Renaissance and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno. This is a study of the art of memory. Frances A. Yates is the author of "Theatre of the World", "Astraea" and "The Valois Tapestries".

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ISBN-13: 9780226949994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 08/01/1974
Pages: 400

About the Author

Frances A. Yates (1899-1981) was Reader in the History of the Renaissance at the University of London. Her other books include Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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