Dreaming in the Middle Ages

Dreaming in the Middle Ages

by Steven F. Kruger, Kruger Steven F.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521019958

ISBN-13: 9780521019958

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521019958
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #14
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: modern and medieval dreams; 1. Dreambooks and their audiences; 2. The doubleness and middleness of dreams; 3. The patristic dream; 4. From the fourth to the twelfth century; 5. Aristotle and the late-medieval dream; 6. Dreams and fiction; 7. Dreams and life; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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