'This brilliant book takes time to digest, but it is an intellectual adventure to read it.' – Hugh Trevor-Roper, The New Statesman
'Explodes the idea that the intellectual foundations of the Renaissance were exclusively logical and coherent, and lets back the mysterious into history' – BBC History Magazine
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About the Author
Dame Frances Amelia Yates (1899-1981) was Reader in the History of the Renaissance at the University of London. She was a scholar of hermetic and occult philosophy in the Renaissance. Her book The Art of Memory, published by the University of Chicago Press, has been named one of the most significant non-fiction books of the 20th century. Among her other books is Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, also published by the Press.