'Art of Memory: Ancient Greece to the Medieval Church and its arrival in the court of James I'

Martin Faulks

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30th January 2021
Philosophy | Memory | History

Blurring the lines between myth and reality, even the stars themselves have a part to play in a tale that traces the origins of this art back to Ancient Greece through the Christian medieval monasteries and ending up in the court of Renaissance Scotland. This Art of Memory was a specific set of disciplines and techniques whereby one would create a memory palace. This could be based on a real or imaginary place which, using intensive imagination, one would build up in the memory to the degree that it could be easily visited and used as a kind of mnemonic storehouse. Those who watched the recent Sherlock series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch may well recognise this technique.

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