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The Art of Memory is a 1966 non-fiction book by British historian Frances A. Yates. The book follows the history of mnemonic systems from the classical period of Simonides of Ceos in Ancient Greece to the Renaissance era of Giordano Bruno, ending with Gottfried Leibniz and the early emergence of the scientific method in the 17th century. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, its publication was "an important stimulus to the flowering of experimental research on imagery and memory."Modern Library included The Art of Memory on its list of 100 best nonfiction books.
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original title: The Art of Memory
language: English
date of publication: 1966
genre: essay
main subject: art of memory, Renaissance philosophy
follows: Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

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