Tag: Medieval art of memory

The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture

The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture

Mary Carruthers's classic study of the training and uses of memory for a variety of purposes in European cultures during the Middle Ages has fundamentally changed the way scholars understand medieval culture. More info →
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The Medieval Craft of Memory: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures

The Medieval Craft of Memory: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures

The art of memory was most importantly associated in the Middle Ages with composition, and those who practiced the craft used it to make new prayers, sermons, pictures, and music.The ability to create pictures in one's own mind was essential to medieval cognitive technique and imagination, and the intensely pictorial and affective qualities of medieval art and literature were generative, creative devices in themselves. More info →
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Memory Theater

Memory Theater

From this renowned philosopher comes a debut work of fiction, at once a brilliant précis of the history of philosophy, a semiautobiographical meditation on the absurd relationship between knowledge and memory, and a very funny story More info →
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Eros and Magic in the Renaissance

Eros and Magic in the Renaissance

In the course of his study, Couliano examines in detail the ideas of such writers as Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola and illuminates many aspects of Renaissance culture, including heresy, medicine, astrology, alchemy, courtly love, the influence of classical mythology, and even the role of fashion in clothing. More info →
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