Max and Lore Zeller Library Catalog
Hopper, Vincent F. 1906-1976

Medieval number symbolism : its sources, meaning, and influence on thought and expression / Vincent Foster Hopper. - Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2000. - xii, 241p.; 22 cm.

Originally published: New York : Columbia University, 1938, in series: Columbia University studies in English and comparative literature.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-232) and index.

1 Elementary number symbolism. -- 2 The astrological numbers. -- 3 Pythagorean number theory. -- 4 The Gnostics. -- 5 The early Christian writers. -- 6 Medieval number philosophy. -- 7 The beauty of order-Dante. -- Appendix: Number symbols of Northern paganism

'For Dante and other people in the Middle Ages, numbers had a different set of connotations than they do for moderns. The symbolism of numbers was both widespread and profoundly ingrained in the culture....'

Paperback

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Civilization, Medieval
Symbolism of numbers
Mysticism--Middle Ages

BF1623.P9 H53 2000
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