Dreams and Visions: An Interdisciplinary Enquiry

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Dreams and Visions have constituted an important topic and point of departure in the past; but also continue to play a present role in literature, political thought, economic theory, and in the arts. An essential historical topos, Dreams and Visions—the second in a series that projects past issues into the present—brings significant contributions from an interdisciplinary spectrum of standpoints in order to discover fresh insights. Perhaps this is the essence, in any case, of "Vision"—to discover new, fresh ways ...

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Overview

Dreams and Visions have constituted an important topic and point of departure in the past; but also continue to play a present role in literature, political thought, economic theory, and in the arts. An essential historical topos, Dreams and Visions—the second in a series that projects past issues into the present—brings significant contributions from an interdisciplinary spectrum of standpoints in order to discover fresh insights. Perhaps this is the essence, in any case, of "Vision"—to discover new, fresh ways of conceptualizing a problem, topic, or historical enquiry, which is the goal of this volume. Contributors are Tamara Albertini, David Bevington, Eolene M. Boyd-MacMillan, John N. Crossley, J. Harold Ellens, Wendy Furman-Adams, Robert W. Hanning, Virginia K. Henderson, Birgitta Lindros Wohl, Ann R. Meyer, Ana M. Montero, Michael Murrin, Wendy Petersen Boring, Conrad Rudolph, Nancy Van Deusen, Joanna Woods-Marsden, and Meg Worley.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004179714
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Series: Presenting the Past Series , #2
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Van Deusen Ph.D. (l972) in Musicology, Indiana University, Bloomington, is Professor of Musicology, Benezet Professor of the Humanities, Claremont Graduate University, and is Director of the Claremont Consortium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Claremont Colleges and Graduate University, Claremont, California, USA. She has published extensively on music within the medieval city of Rome, music within medieval cathedrals, the medieval sequence within its Latin codicological and paleographical contexts as well as its significance for the history of ideas; music as medieval science and within the curriculum of the early university.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
List of Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Introduction: Dreams and Visions
Nancy van Deusen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Daniel the Dreamer, Daniel the Dream-Reader
Meg Worley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Cassiodorus and Theodoric: A Vision of Reviving Falling
Cities
Birgitta Lindros Wohl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The Lament and Augustine: Visions of Disintegration and
Transformation
Nancy van Deusen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
In the Beginning: Theories and Images of Creation in
Northern Europe in the Twelfth Century*
Conrad Rudolph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Visions of Verbum Incartanum: Augustinian Homiletics and English Christmas Sermons, 900-1700
Wendy Furman-Adams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Plotinian Image and the Medieval Representation of
Divinity
Ann R. Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
St. Bonaventure’s “Doctrine of Illumination”: An Artifact of
Modernity
Wendy Petersen Boring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Dreams, Visions, and Nightmares in Islam: From the Prophet
Mohammed to the Fundamentalist Mindset
Tamara Albertini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
The Vision of Heaven and Knowledge in Castilian Literature:
From Alfonso X to Alfonso de la Torre
Ana Montero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
The Vulgate Grail
Michael Murrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
A Vision of Poverty: Remembering the Passion and the
Christian Ideal in the Imagery of the Observant Franciscans
Virginia K. Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Dream and Vision in Shakespeare’s Plays
David Bevington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Dreams, Visions, and Delusions: Madness in Shakespeare
J. Harold Ellens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Vision in the Eye of the Beholder: Translation or
Transformation
Eolene M. Boyd-MacMillan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Beyond Three: Jung, Anthropology and Number
John N. Crossley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
A Vision of Dwarfs
Joanna Woods-Marsden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
The Dawes Act of 1887: A Dream of ‘Civilizing the Savages’
that became a Nightmare for Native Americans
Robert W. Hanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
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