The Medieval Craft of Memory

"A volume that will interest a wide spectrum of readers."—Patrick Geary, University of California, Los Angeles

The Medieval Craft of Memory
An Anthology of Texts and Pictures

Mary Carruthers and Jan M. Ziolkowski, Editors

2002 | 320 pages | Cloth $37.50 | Paper $26.50
Literature | Cultural Studies | Psychology
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Table of Contents

General Introduction
Selection 1. Hugh of St. Victor, The Three Best Memory Aids for Learning History
Selection 2. Hugh of St. Victor, A Little Book About Constructing Noah's Ark
Selection 3. The Guidonian Hand
Selection 4. [Alan of Lille], On the Six Wings of the Seraph
Selection 5. Boncompagno da Signa, On Memory
Selection 6. Albertus Magnus, Commentary on Aristotle, On Memory and Recollection
Selection 7. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on Aristotle, On Memory and Recollection
Selection 8. Francesc Eiximenis, On Two Kinds of Order That Aid Understanding and Memory
Selection 9. Thomas Bradwardine, On Acquiring a Trained Memory
Selection 10. John of Metz, The Tower of Wisdom
Selection 11. Jacobus Publicius, The Art of Memory
Selection 12. Anonymous, A Method for Recollecting the Gospels
Appendix. Two texts on Rhetorical Memoria from Late Antiquity
Consultus Fortunatianus, On Memory
C. Julius Victor, On Memory

General Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments