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Publisher Description

This unique and brilliant book is a history of human knowledge.

Before the invention of printing, a trained memory was of vital importance. Based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind, the ancient Greeks created an elaborate memory system which in turn was inherited by the Romans and passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the Renaissance.

Frances Yates sheds light on Dante’s Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theatre and the history of ancient architecture; The Art of Memory is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science and of literature.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2011
October 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
5.4
MB

Customer Reviews

cutetiger1987 ,

Amazing book on the history of memory

A great book on the history of memory!!!!!!!