The Art of Memory: Selected Works, Volume 3

The Art of Memory: Selected Works, Volume 3

Frances Yates

Publish yr note: First released in 1966 by means of collage Of Chicago Press and by way of Taylor & Francis in 1999

A progressive ebook approximately mnemonic thoughts, and their relation to the heritage of philosophy, technological know-how, and literature.

The historic Greeks, to whom a informed reminiscence was once of important importance—as it used to be to each person earlier than the discovery of printing—created an problematic reminiscence approach, in response to a method of impressing "places" and "images" at the brain. Inherited and recorded through the Romans, this artwork of reminiscence handed into the eu culture, to be revived, in occult shape, on the Renaissance, and especially via the unusual and memorable genius, Giordano Bruno. Such is the most subject matter of Frances Yates's specific and special publication, during which she sheds mild on such diversified matters as Dante's Divine Comedy, the shape of the Shakespearian theater, and the historical past of historical structure. apart from its intrinsic fascination, this publication is a useful contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the historical past of philosophy, of technological know-how, and of literature.

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