Frances Yates

Frances Yates

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dame Frances Amelia Yates DBE was a British historian. She taught at the Warburg Institute of the University of London for many years. She wrote extensively on the occult or Neoplatonic philosophies of the Renaissance. Her books Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, The Art of Memory, and The Rosicrucian Enlightenment are major works. She dealt with traditions whose remoteness she could not eliminate, even while she made them more understandable. She was born in Southsea, in the City of Portsmouth, Hampshire. Yates' father, a devout Anglican, was a naval engineer who began working in the shipyards as a teenager and supervised the construction of British warships in the years leading up to World War I. Although one of her older sisters attended Girton College, Cambridge, like many independent women scholars, Frances was educated at home by her mother, yet attended Birkenhead High School for some timeshow more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136768569
  • 9786136768564