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Has some very minor water damage Digital photo upon request. "Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance-as it was to everyone before the invention of printing-created 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, at the Renaissance, and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno. Such is the main theme of Frances Yates's unique and distinctive book, in the course of which she sheds light on such diverse subjects as Dante's Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theater, and the history of ancient architecture. Aside from its intrinsic fascination, this book is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science, and of literature." (Publisher)
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The Art of Memory is the classic study of how people learned to retain vast stores of knowledge before the invention of the printed page. In it, 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.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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Book Description Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC, Chicago, 1966. hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP89102969
Book Description Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0710023383 Hardcover with moderate shelfwear to the dustjacket including some tears and creases to the edges and folds. Small amount of penciled underlining and notes throughout the book. Seller Inventory # Z0710023383Z3
Book Description Chicago, 1966. Hardcover. First American ition edition. Good/No Jacket (39097) . Hardcover, good condition, with somewhat rubbed boards, some marks and scratches. somewhat slanted, somewhat compressed spine, lightly bumped corners--bottom corners lightly frayed. somewhat tanned p. edges, some light soil or spots. lightly tanned eps, sme lightly tanned pp. 8-9 cm stain along fr edge, ffep. Also, sig, etc. A few light pencil markings. O/w cln, tight. 400. Seller Inventory # 39097