The Book of Memory: A Study Of Memory In Medieval Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, Book 70) (2nd Edition)

December 1, 2020
The Book of Memory: A Study Of Memory In Medieval Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, Book 70) (2nd Edition)

Mary Carruthers's classic study of the training and uses ofmemory for a variety of purposes in European cultures during theMiddle Ages has fundamentally changed the way scholars understandmedieval culture. This fully revised and updated second editionconsiders afresh all the material and conclusions of the first.While responding to new directions in research inspired by theoriginal, this new edition devotes much more attention to the roleof trained memory in composition, whether of literature, music,architecture, or manuscript books. The new edition will reignitethe debate on memory in medieval studies and, like the first, willbe essential reading for scholars of history, music, the arts andliterature, as well as those interested in issues of orality andliteracy (anthropology), in the working and design of memory (bothneuropsychology and artificial memory), and in the disciplines ofmeditation (religion).