The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture (Paperback)

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    Mary Carruthers's classic study of the training and uses of memory for a variety of purposes in European cultures during the Middle Ages has fundamentally changed the way scholars understand medieval culture. This fully revised and updated second edition considers afresh all the material and conclusions of the first. While responding to new directions in research inspired by the original, this new edition devotes much more attention to the role of trained memory in composition, whether of literature, music, architecture, or manuscript books. The new edition will reignite the debate on memory in medieval studies and, like the first, will be essential reading for scholars of history, music, the arts and literature, as well as those interested in issues of orality and literacy (anthropology), in the working and design of memory (both neuropsychology and artificial memory), and in the disciplines of meditation (religion).

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    ISBN 9780521716314
    Genre LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
    Format Paperback
    Pages 519
    Publisher Date 2008-06-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture
    Series Name Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
    Series Volume Number 70
    Edition Number 2
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Carruthers, Mary J.
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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