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The Art of Memory

Yates, Frances A.

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ISBN 10: 0415220467 / ISBN 13: 9780415220460
Published by Taylor and Francis, 2000
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Title: The Art of Memory

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: HRD

Book Condition:New

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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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.

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