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Cambridge University Press

English - 440 pages - ISBN-10: 0521429730 - ISBN-13: 9780521429733

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The Book of Memory is a magisterial and beautifully illustrated account of the workings and function of memory in medieval society. Memory was the psychological faculty valued above all others in the period stretching from late antiquity through the Renaissance. The prominence given to memory has profound implications for the contemporary understanding of all creative activity, and the social role of literature and art. Drawing on a range of fascinating examples from Dante, Chaucer, and Aquinas to the symbolism of illuminated manuscripts, this unusually wide-ranging book offers new insights into the medieval world.

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Sarah Walker

Very good book...U will get to understand him so much better.

Ben Anderson

Good book this is my3 time read it love

Ben Demotte

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

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