Dream Cultures: Explorations in the Comparative History of Dreaming / Edition 1

Dream Cultures: Explorations in the Comparative History of Dreaming / Edition 1

by David Dean Shulman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195123360

ISBN-13: 9780195123364

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume offers a comparative, cross-cultural history of dreams. The essays examine a wide range of texts concerning dreams, as culled from a rich variety of religious contexts: China, India, the Americas, classical Greek and Roman antiquity, early Christianity, and medieval Judaism and Islam. Taken together, these pieces constitute an important first step

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This volume offers a comparative, cross-cultural history of dreams. The essays examine a wide range of texts concerning dreams, as culled from a rich variety of religious contexts: China, India, the Americas, classical Greek and Roman antiquity, early Christianity, and medieval Judaism and Islam. Taken together, these pieces constitute an important first step toward a new understanding of the differences and similarities between the ways in which different cultures experience the universal yet utterly unique world of dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195123364
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1Introduction3
IChina and India
2Dreams of Interpretation in Early Chinese Historical and Philosophical Writings17
3Dreaming the Self in South India43
4The Dreams and Dramas of a Jealous Hindu Queen74
IIAmerindia
5Sharing and Interpreting Dreams in Amerindian Nations87
6Mythic Dreams and Double Voicing104
IIIMediterranean: Classical and Late Antiquity
7Dream Interpretation in a Prosperous Age? Artemidorus, the Greek Interpreter of Dreams121
8On the Mantic Meaning of Incestuous Dreams143
9Idolum and Imago: Roman Dreams and Dream Theories169
10Dreams and Visions in Early Christian Discourse189
11Communication with the Dead in Jewish Dream Culture213
IVMiddle Ages and Modern West
12Astral Dreams in Judaism: Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries235
13Dreaming Analyzed and Recorded: Dreams in the World of Medieval Islam252
14The Liminality and Centrality of Dreams in the Medieval West274
15Engendering Dreams: The Dreams of Adam and Eve in Milton's Paradise Lost288
16The Cultural Index of Freud's Interpretation of Dreams303
Index315

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