Frances A. Yates

Frances A. Yates (1899–1981) was a renowned English historian who specialized in the Renaissance period. She is best known for her studies on the history of science, Renaissance esotericism, and the art of memory. Her influential works include 'Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition' (1964), 'The Art of Memory' (1966), and 'The Rosicrucian Enlightenment' (1972). Yates' scholarship has had a lasting impact on the understanding of the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe.


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  1. 1. The Art of Memory

    "The Art of Memory" is a historical exploration of the ancient art of memory, and its influence on Western culture. The book delves into the memory training techniques used by ancient Greeks and Romans, and traces their evolution and application through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The author also explores how these techniques influenced the development of philosophy, science, education, and religion throughout history.