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  • The Art Of Memory by Frances A. Yates
    The Art Of Memory (English, Paperback) Frances A. Yates

    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.

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  • John Florio: The Life of an Italian in Shakespeare's England by Frances A. Yates
    John Florio: The Life of an Italian in Shakespeare's England (English, Paperback) Frances A. Yates

    John Florio is best known to the present day for his translation of Montaigne's Essays. To his contemporaries he was one of the most conspicuous figures of the literary and social cliques of the time. Frances Yates' 1934 text throws light upon the vexed question of his relations with Shakespeare.

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  • Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition by Frances A. Yates
    Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition (English, Paperback) Frances A. Yates

    Placing Bruno?both advanced philosopher and magician burned at the stake?in the Hermetic tradition, Yates's acclaimed study gives an overview not only of Renaissance humanism but of its interplay?and conflict?with magic and occult practices....

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  • The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates
    The Art of Memory (English, Paperback) Frances A. Yates

    In this study of how people learned to retain vast stores of knowledge before the invention of the printed page, Frances A. Yates traces the art of memory from Greek orators, through the Middle Ages, to the occult forms it took in the Renaissance, and finally to its use in the 17th century.

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  • The Art Of Memory by Frances A. Yates
    The Art Of Memory (English, Paperback) Frances A. Yates

    This study of memory looks at the history and development of memory enhancement. The book begins by looking at the ancient Greeks who invented a memory system based on a technique of impressing "places" and "images" on the mind. This technique was then developed by the Romans and Europeans.

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