Mapping Mortality: The Persistence of Memory and Melancholy by William E. Engel

By William E. Engel

A mixed philosophical and literary method of highbrow background and the humanities displaying the level to which Renaissance cognitive tactics and image structures have been mnemonic in either notion and alertness, usually in accordance with the relation of physique and soul over, and during, time.

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O" on Hereford Map. 20. "R" on Hereford Map. 21. "S" on Hereford Map. 22. Jean de Gourmont, 1590s. 23. Fool and Death. Alexander Barclay, Shyp of Folys, 1509. 24. Death and Fool, Booke of Christian Prayers, 1578. 25. Death and Alchemist. Booke of Christian Prayers, 1590. 26. Entombment of Christ. Booke of Christian Prayers, 1590. 27. Entombment of Christ. Biblia Pauperum (late fifteenth century). 28. " Booke of Christian Prayers, 1590. 29. Apocalypse. Booke of Christian Prayers, 1590. 30. Victory and Final Trump.

Valeriano, Hieroglyphicorvm, 1626. 1. Cantino Planisphere, 1502. 2. Claude Paradin, Devises Heroïques, 1557. 3. Pieter Goos, 1666. 4. William Bowyer, Heroica Eulogia, 1567. 5. Abraham Ortelius, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1582. 6. California as an island. Pieter Goos, 1666. 7. Linshoten, Navigatio ac itinerarium, 1599. 8. Hans Memling, fifteenth century. 9. Jodocus Hondius, 1596?. 10. Antoine Sucquet, Via Vitae Aeternae, 1620. 11. Daniel Hopfer, sixteenth century. 12. Hans Holbein, Imagines Mortis, 1557.

This aspect of recognition I discuss explicitly as an experiential act of re-cognizing, of re-membering, one's end, as an activity of piecing together and coming to know again and anew matters that previously have been assimilatedif only liminally (or subliminally). Further, in keeping with the traditional line of metaphysical Page 5 inquiry launched by Aristotle (namely, the question of why there are, rather than are not, beings in the world), I explore the extent to which the early modern understanding of being is one of "being-toward-death," and the "question of the question of Being" emerges as the prior consideration, anterior to any analysis of mortal temporality.

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