Dream Cultures: Explorations in the Comparative History of Dreaming

Hardcover | June 15, 1999

EditorDavid Shulman, Guy G. Stroumsa

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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 andIslam. 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.

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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 andIslam. Taken together, these pieces constitute ...

David Shulman and Guy G. Stroums are both at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:June 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195123364

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"This outstanding anthology explores the multidimensional interplay of religious, psychological, and cultural forces in the formation and interpretation of dreams. Any scholar interested in the comparative study of religious practice and experience will find Dream Cultures a highly stimulatingresource."--Religious Studies Review