The Art of Memory

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Pimlico, 1992 - Psychology - 439 pages
The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance - as it was to everyone before the invention of printing - invented 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, during the Renaissance and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno. This is a study of the art of memory. Frances A. Yates is the author of Theatre of the World, Astraea and The Valois Tapestries.

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Interesting treatment of religion, society, and the occult, marred by Yates' flights of fantasy and tenuous connections in the second part of the book. Read full review

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Much, much more than an introduction to Elizabethan Age philosophy, The Occult Philosophy is divided into three parts. The first part lays the medieval philosophical groundwork going back as far as ... Read full review

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