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Dreaming in the Middle Ages : Studies in Comparative Early Modern History - Steven F. Kruger

Dreaming in the Middle Ages

Studies in Comparative Early Modern History


Published: 18th June 1992
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This wide-ranging study examines the role of the dream in medieval culture with reference to philosophical, legal and theological writings as well as literary and autobiographical works. Stephen Kruger studies the development of theories of dreaming, from the Neoplatonic and patristic writers to late medieval re-interpretations, and shows how these theories relate to autobiographical accounts and to more popular treatments of dreaming. He considers previously neglected material including one important dream vision by Nicole Oresme, and arrives at a new understanding of this literary genre, and of medieval attitudes to dreaming in general.

List of abbreviations
Introduction: modern and medieval dreams
Dreambooks and their audiences
The doubleness and middleness of dreams
The patristic dream
From the fourth to the twelfth century
Aristotle and the late-medieval dream
Dreams and fiction
Dreams and life
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ISBN: 9780521410694
ISBN-10: 052141069X
Series: Studies in Comparative Early Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 18th June 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56