The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture
The Book of Memory is a magisterial and beautifully illustrated account of the workings and function of memory in medieval society. Memory was the psychological faculty valued above all others in the period stretching from late antiquity through the Renaissance. The prominence given to memory has profound implications for the contemporary understanding of all creative activity, and the social role of literature and art. Drawing on a range of fascinating examples from Dante, Chaucer, and Aquinas to the symbolism of illuminated manuscripts, this unusually wide-ranging book offers new insights into the medieval world.
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Models for the memory
Descriptions of the neuropsychology of memory
Elementary memory design
The arts of memory
Memory and the ethics of reading
Memory and authority
Memory and the book
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