Ji yi zhi shu

Translated title of the contribution: The Art of memory

Frances A. Yates, Yan Qian, Liaoliao Yao

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    Abstract

    The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importanceas it was to everyone before the invention of printingcreated an elaborate memory system, based on a technique of impressing ""places"" and ""images"" on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, at the Renaissance, and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno. Such is the main theme of Frances Yates's unique and distinctive book, in the course of which she sheds light on such diverse subjects as Dante's Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theater, and the history of ancient architecture. Aside from its intrinsic fascination, this book is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science, and of literature.
    Translated title of the contributionThe Art of memory
    Original languageChinese
    Place of PublicationBeijing
    PublisherZhong xin chu ban she
    Number of pages433
    ISBN (Print)9787508650647
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Bibliographical note

    Previously published as The art of memory / by Frances A. Yates. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, [1966]

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