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The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making of Images, 400-1200 / Edition 1
     

The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making of Images, 400-1200 / Edition 1

by Mary Carruthers
 

ISBN-10: 0521795419

ISBN-13: 9780521795418

Pub. Date: 05/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A companion to Mary Carruthers' earlier study of memory in medieval culture, The Book of Memory, this book, The Craft of Thought, examines medieval monastic meditation as a discipline for making thoughts, and discusses its influence on literature, art, and architecture, deriving examples from a variety of late antique and medieval sources, with excursions into

Overview

A companion to Mary Carruthers' earlier study of memory in medieval culture, The Book of Memory, this book, The Craft of Thought, examines medieval monastic meditation as a discipline for making thoughts, and discusses its influence on literature, art, and architecture, deriving examples from a variety of late antique and medieval sources, with excursions into modern architectural memorials. The study emphasizes meditation as an act of literary composition or invention, the techniques of which notably involved both words and making mental "pictures" for thinking and composing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521795418
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series , #34
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Collective memory and memoria rerum; Part I. An Architecture for Thinking; Part II. Memoria Rerum, Remembering Things: 2. 'Remember heaven': the aesthetics of Mneme; 3. Cognitive images, meditation, and ornament; 4. Dream vision, picture, and 'the mystery of the bed chamber'; 5. 'The place of the tabernacle'.

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