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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263020

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.001.0001

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Frances Amelia Yates 1899–1981

Frances Amelia Yates 1899–1981

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(p.525) (p.526) Frances Amelia Yates 1899–1981
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II
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J. B. Trapp

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0025

When Frances Yates was elected to the Fellowship in July 1967 her qualities as intellectual historian, long appreciated internationally but within a restricted circle, had begun to be recognised as widely as they deserved. This was in large part the result of the two books she had recently published. Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition of 1964 and The Art of Memory of 1966 were then the latest in a series of studies notable for adventurous argument and scope of learning. Though they had been long maturing, the rate at which they had finally been produced and had followed each other into print was remarkable; Bruno had actually been written in well under a year and Memory in about the same time. Remarkable also is that she was already in her sixty-fifth year when the first was published and in her sixty-seventh when the second appeared. Both have had a lasting effect on the study of the European Renaissance.

Keywords:   historians, European Renaissance, Bruno, Memory, European history, intellectual historian

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