The Art Of Memory

Frances A Yates

This distinctive and good guide is a historical past of human data.

Earlier than the invention of printing, a educated reminiscence was of significant significance. Based mostly on a way of impressing ‘locations’ and ‘photos’ on the thoughts, the traditional Greeks created an elaborate reminiscence system which in flip was inherited by the Romans and handed into the European custom, to be revived, in occult type, in the course of the Renaissance.

Frances Yates sheds mild on Dante’s Divine Comedy, the type of the Shakespearian theatre and the historical past of historic structure; The Artwork of Reminiscence is a useful contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the historical past of philosophy, of science and of literature.