The Memory Arts in Renaissance England: A Critical Anthology

Engel, William E. and Loughnane, Rory and Williams, Grant, eds. (2016) The Memory Arts in Renaissance England: A Critical Anthology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 377 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-08681-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This is the first critical anthology of writings about memory in Renaissance England. Drawing together excerpts from more than seventy writers, poets, physicians, philosophers and preachers, and with over twenty illustrations, the anthology offers the reader a guided exploration of the arts of memory. The introduction outlines the context for the tradition of the memory arts from classical times to the Renaissance and is followed by extracts from writers on the art of memory in general, then by thematically arranged sections on rhetoric and poetry, education and science, history and philosophy, religion, and literature, featuring texts from canonical, non-canonical and little-known sources. Each excerpt is supported with notes about the author and about the text's relationship to the memory arts, and includes suggestions for further reading. The book will appeal to students of the memory arts, Renaissance literature, the history of ideas, book history and art history.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Memory, Literature, Mnemonics, Shakespeare
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Rory Loughnane
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 15:49 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 12:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57290 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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