Dream cultures [electronic resource] : explorations in the comparative history of dreaming / edited by David Shulman and Guy G. Stroumsa.
- New York : Oxford University Press, c1999.
1 online resource (336 p.)
- Dreams -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.
Dreams -- History -- Congresses.
Dream interpretation -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.
Dream interpretation -- History -- Congresses.
- Electronic books.
- This work offers a comparative cross-cultural history of dreams. The authors examine a range of texts concerning dreams, from a variety of religious contexts (including China, the Americas and Greek and Roman antiquity) to explore the ways in which different cultures experience the world of dreams.
- Contents; 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
- Papers originally presented at a workshop held at the Jagdschloss Hubertusstock, in Markt Brandenburg, in September 1995.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Shulman, David Dean, 1949-
Stroumsa, Guy G.
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