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Dream Cultures : Explorations in the Comparative History of Dreaming

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
eBook, English, 1999
Oxford University Press, Cary, 1999
Conference papers and proceedings
1 online resource (336 pages)
9780195352597, 9781280471445, 9781423760160, 0195352599, 1280471441, 1423760166
Contributors; 1. Introduction; I: China and India; 2. Dreams of Interpretation in Early Chinese Historical and Philosophical Writings; 3. Dreaming the Self in South India; 4. The Dreams and Dramas of a Jealous Hindu Queen; II: Amerindia; 5. Sharing and Interpreting Dreams in Amerindian Nations; 6. Mythic Dreams and Double Voicing; III: Mediterranean: Classical and Late Antiquity; 7. Dream Interpretation in a Prosperous Age?: Artemidorus, the Greek Interpreter of Dreams; 8. On the Mantic Meaning of Incestuous Dreams; 9. Idolum and Imago: Roman Dreams and Dream Theories. 10. Dreams and Visions in Early Christian Discourse11. Communication with the Dead in Jewish Dream Culture; IV: Middle Ages and Modern West; 12. Astral Dreams in Judaism: Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries; 13. Dreaming Analyzed and Recorded: Dreams in the World of Medieval Islam; 14. The Liminality and Centrality of Dreams in the Medieval West; 15. Engendering Dreams: The Dreams of Adam and Eve in Milton's Paradise Lost; 16. The Cultural Index of Freud's Interpretation of Dreams; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z