Dreaming In The Middle Ages: Dreaming In The Middle Ages by Steven F. KrugerDreaming In The Middle Ages: Dreaming In The Middle Ages by Steven F. Kruger

Dreaming In The Middle Ages: Dreaming In The Middle Ages

bySteven F. KrugerEditorAlastair Minnis, Patrick Boyde

Paperback | September 15, 2005

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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.

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Title:Dreaming In The Middle Ages: Dreaming In The Middle AgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521019958

ISBN - 13:9780521019958

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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.