The Tower of Wisdom

You just must love the mediaeval mind – the ‘Tower of Wisdom’ was a device for memorising the virtues and also as an aid to meditation.  The steps of the tower begin with, naturally, humility. There is a beautiful scholarly article here.

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2 Responses to The Tower of Wisdom

  1. Frere Rabit says:

    That is a timely post: I have been talking about the medieval memory systems and renaissance alchemical memory theatre with my A-level Geography students, as part of general study skills work. A good image to illustrate this!


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