By F A Yates

Considered one of glossy Library's a hundred most sensible Nonfiction Books of the 20th CenturyIn this vintage examine of ways humans realized to maintain big shops of information earlier than the discovery of the broadcast web page, Frances A. Yates lines the artwork of reminiscence from its therapy through Greek orators, via its Gothic modifications within the center a while, to the occult kinds it took within the Renaissance, and at last to its use within the 17th century. This e-book, the 1st to narrate the artwork of reminiscence to the historical past of tradition as a complete, was once progressive whilst it first seemed and maintains to mesmerize readers with its lucid and revelatory insights.

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