Dreaming Across Boundaries: The Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands

Dreaming Across Boundaries: The Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands

by L. Marlow
     
 

This volume explores the context of theological speculations and political aspirations through the medium of dreams to present fascinating insights into the social history of the pre-modern Islamic world in all its cultural diversity. Wider cultural exchanges are discussed through concrete examples such as the Arabic version of the Aristotelian treatise DeSee more details below

Overview

This volume explores the context of theological speculations and political aspirations through the medium of dreams to present fascinating insights into the social history of the pre-modern Islamic world in all its cultural diversity. Wider cultural exchanges are discussed through concrete examples such as the Arabic version of the Aristotelian treatise De divinatione per somnum, and some of the current scholarly assumptions about dreams are challenged by personal reports that express individual personalities, self-awareness, and spiritual development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674021228
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Ilex Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Images for Foretelling: Two Topkapi Fâlnâmes
by Serpil Bagci

2. The Dream as a Narrative Device in the Shâhnâma
by Olga M. Davidson

3. Dream Accounts in the Chronicles of the Mamluk Period
by Yehoshua Frenkel

4. How Aristotle Came to Believe in God-given Dreams: The Arabic Version of De divinatione per somnum
by Rotraud E. Hansberger

5. An Early Muslim Autobiographical Dream Narrative: Abû Ja'far al-Qâyinî and his Dream of the Prophet Muhammad
by John C. Lamoreaux

6. Self-Reflection and Conversion in Medieval Muslim Autobiographical Dreams
by Hagar Kahana-Smilansky

7. Dreams in the Manâqib of a Moroccan Sufi Shaykh: 'Abd al-'Aziz ad-Dabbâgh (d. 1719)
by Jonathan G. Katz

8. Qur'ân and Hadith: A Struggle for Supremacy as Reflected in Dream Narratives
by Leah Kinberg

9. The Significance of Dreams and Dream Interpretations in the Qur'an
by Mohammad J. Mahallati

10. The Poor Man's Prophecy: Al-Ghazâli on Dreams
by Eric Ormsby

11. The Dreams of Shaykh Safi al-Din in Late Safavid Chronicles
by Sholeh A. Quinn

12. The Image of 'Ali b. Abu Tâlib in the Dreams of the Visitors to his Tomb
by Khalid Sindawi

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