The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates

"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.

The 1446th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 259

Since this book was first published in 1966, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 259.0.

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