Medieval Number Symbolism: Its Sources, Meaning, and Influence on Thought and Expression
Thoughtful examination of the symbolism attached to numbers during the Middle Ages and the extent to which it was rooted in medieval culture. Detailed study of number symbolism’s derivation from elementary roots and astrological sources, the adoption and elaboration of number philosophy by the early Church Fathers, Dante’s use of number symbolism, and more.
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