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Medieval number symbolism : its sources, meaning, and influence on thought and expression / Vincent Foster Hopper.

By: Hopper, Vincent F. (Vincent Foster), 1906-1976
Material type: TextTextMineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2000Description: xii, 241p.; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0486414302Subject(s): Civilization, Medieval | Symbolism of numbers | Mysticism -- Middle AgesLOC classification: BF1623.P9 H53 2000Online resources: Publishers description. | Table of contents.
Contents:
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
Abstract: '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....'
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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....'

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