The Art of Memory

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The Art of Memory
Frances Amelia Yates - The Art of Memory.jpeg
AuthorFrances A. Yates
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge and Kegan Paul
Publication date
1966
Media typePrint (book)
Pages400
ISBN978-0-226-95001-3
OCLC42905743
Preceded byGiordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition 

The Art of Memory is a 1966 non-fiction book by British historian Frances A. Yates. The book follows the history of mnemonic systems from the classical period of Simonides of Ceos in Ancient Greece to the Renaissance era of Giordano Bruno, ending with Gottfried Leibniz and the early emergence of the scientific method in the 17th century.

According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, its publication was "an important stimulus to the flowering of experimental research on imagery and memory."[1]

Modern Library included The Art of Memory on its list of 100 best nonfiction books.[2]

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  1. ^ Thomas, Nigel J. T. (December 7, 2018). "Mental Imagery: Mnemonic effects of imagery". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2018 Edition). Retrieved February 15, 2019. According to Bugelski (1977, 1984), an important stimulus to the flowering of experimental research on imagery and memory[23] was the 1966 publication of Frances Yates' celebrated and widely read historical study, The Art of Memory.
  2. ^ Modern Library list of 100 best nonfiction books

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