Pdf ebook: Arthurian Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia

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Summary: King Arthur is perhaps the central figure of the medieval world, and the lore of Camelot has captivated literary imaginations from the Middle Ages to the p

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313346836
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 424
  • Language: English
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Description: King Arthur is perhaps the central figure of the medieval world, and the lore of Camelot has captivated literary imaginations from the Middle Ages to the present. Included in this volume are extended entries on more than 30 writers who incorporate Arthurian legend in their works. Arranged chronologically, the entries trace the pervasive influence of Arthurian lore on world literature across time. Entries are written by expert contributors and discuss such writers as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, and Margaret Atwood. Each entry provides biographical information, a discussion of the author's use of Arthurian legend and contribution to the Arthurian literary tradition, and a bibliography of primary and secondary material. The volume begins with an introductory overview and concludes with suggestions for further reading. The central figure of the medieval world, King Arthur has captivated literary imaginations from the Middle Ages to the present. This book includes extended entries on more than 30 writers in the Arthurian tradition. Arranged chronologically and written by expert contributors, the entries trace the pervasive influence of Arthurian legend from the Middle Ages to the present. Each entry provides biographical information, a discussion of the writer's use of Arthurian legend and contribution to the Arthurian literary tradition, and a bibliography of primary and secondary material. The volume begins with an introductory overview and closes with a discussion of Arthurian lore in art, along with suggestions for further reading. Students will gain a better understanding of the Middle Ages and the lasting significance of the medieval world on contemporary culture.


Pdf ebook: Les Manuscrits de Chrétien de Troyes

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  • Author : Keith Busby,Terry Nixon,Alison Stones,Lori Walters
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789051835939
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 503
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: A New History of French Literature

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Summary: Designed for the general reader, this splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D.—the date of the earliest surviving document in any Romance

  • Author : Denis Hollier
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674254619
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 1200
  • Language: English
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Description: Designed for the general reader, this splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D.—the date of the earliest surviving document in any Romance language—to the present decade is the most compact and imaginative single-volume guide available in English to the French literary tradition. In fact, no comparable work exists in either language. It is not the customary inventory of authors and titles but rather a collection of wide-angled views of historical and cultural phenomena. It sets before us writers, public figures, criminals, saints, and monarchs, as well as religious, cultural, and social revolutions. It gives us books, paintings, public monuments, even TV shows. Written by 164 American and European specialists, the essays are introduced by date and arranged in chronological order, but here ends the book’s resemblance to the usual history of literature. Each date is followed by a headline evoking an event that indicates the chronological point of departure. Usually the event is literary—the publication of an original work, a journal, a translation, the first performance of a play, the death of an author—but some events are literary only in terms of their repercussions and resonances. Essays devoted to a genre exist alongside essays devoted to one book, institutions are presented side by side with literary movements, and large surveys appear next to detailed discussions of specific landmarks. No article is limited to the “life and works” of a single author. Proust, for example, appears through various lenses: fleetingly, in 1701, apropos of Antoine Galland’s translation of The Thousand and One Nights; in 1898, in connection with the Dreyfus Affair; in 1905, on the occasion of the law on the separation of church and state; in 1911, in relation to Gide and their different treatments of homosexuality; and at his death in 1922. Without attempting to cover every author, work, and cultural development since the Serments de Strasbourg in 842, this history succeeds in being both informative and critical about the more than 1,000 years it describes. The contributors offer us a chance to appreciate not only French culture but also the major critical positions in literary studies today. A New History of French Literature will be essential reading for all engaged in the study of French culture and for all who are interested in it. It is an authoritative, lively, and readable volume.


Pdf ebook: The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literature

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Summary: Thirty-five years ago Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the Author. For medievalists no death has been more timely. The essays in this volume create a

  • Author : V. Greene,Virginie Green
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403983453
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 257
  • Language: English
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Description: Thirty-five years ago Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the Author. For medievalists no death has been more timely. The essays in this volume create a prism through which to understand medieval authorship as a process and the medieval author as an agency in the making.


Pdf ebook: The Romance of Arthur

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Summary: The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition.

  • Author : Norris J. Lacy,James J. Wilhelm
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131734183X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 572
  • Language: English
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Description: The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key authors such as Chrétien de Troyes and Thomas of Britain, as well as Arthurian texts by women and more obscure sources for Arthurian romance extensive coverage of key themes and characters in the tradition a wide geographical range of texts including translations from Latin, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, Middle English, and Italian sources a broad chronological range of texts, encompassing nearly a thousand years of Arthurian romance. Norris J. Lacy builds on the book’s source material, presenting readers with a clear introduction to many accessible modern-spelling versions of Arthurian texts. The extracts are presented in a new reader-friendly format with detailed suggestions for further reading and illustrations of key places, figures, and scenes. The Romance of Arthur provides an excellent introduction and an extensive resource for both students and scholars of Arthurian literature.


Pdf ebook: Le Conte du Graal

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Summary: Edition enrichie (présentation, index et notes) La collection Lettres gothiques se propose d'ouvrir au public le plus large un accès à la fois direct, a

  • Author : Chrétien de Troyes
  • Publisher: Le Livre de Poche
  • ISBN: 2253163457
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 640
  • Language: English
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Description: Edition enrichie (présentation, index et notes) La collection Lettres gothiques se propose d'ouvrir au public le plus large un accès à la fois direct, aisé et sûr à la littérature du Moyen Age. Un accès direct en mettant sous les yeux du lecteur le texte original. Un accès aisé grâce à la traduction en français moderne proposée en regard, à l'introduction et à des notes nombreuses. Un accès sûr grâce aux soins dont font l'objet la présentation du texte et son commentaire. La collection Lettres gothiques offre ainsi un panorama représentatif de l'ensemble de la littérature médiévale. Chrétien de Troyes LE CONTE DU GRAAL ou le roman de Perceval Voici l''oeuvre dernière, restée inachevée (c. 1181), du grand romancier d'aventure et d'amour qu'est Chrétien de Troyes. Paradoxe d'une mort féconde. Enigme demeurée intacte. îuvre riche de toutes les traditions : biblique et augustinienne, antique et rhétorique, celtique et féerique. Est-ce un roman d'éducation ou le mystère d'une initiation ? Brille-t-il par le cristal de sa langue ou par la merveille d'une femme ? Une édition nouvelle, une traduction critique, la découverte d'un copiste méconnu du manuscrit de Berne, autant d'efforts pour restituer au lecteur moderne les puissances d'abîme et d'extase du grand oeuvre du maître champenois. On peut également lire Le Conte du Graal dans l'édition en un volume des Romans de Chrétien de Troyes (La Pochothèque). Traduction critique, présentation et notes de Charles Méla, professeur à l'université de Genève.


Pdf ebook: The Danger of Romance

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Summary: The curious paradox of romance is that, throughout its history, this genre has been dismissed as trivial and unintellectual, yet people have never ceased t

  • Author : Karen Sullivan
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022654043X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: The curious paradox of romance is that, throughout its history, this genre has been dismissed as trivial and unintellectual, yet people have never ceased to flock to it with enthusiasm and even fervor. In contemporary contexts, we devour popular romance and fantasy novels like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones, reference them in conversations, and create online communities to expound, passionately and intelligently, upon their characters and worlds. But romance is “unrealistic,” critics say, doing readers a disservice by not accurately representing human experiences. It is considered by some to be a distraction from real literature, a distraction from real life, and little more. Yet is it possible that romance is expressing a truth—and a truth unrecognized by realist genres? The Arthurian literature of the Middle Ages, Karen Sullivan argues, consistently ventriloquizes in its pages the criticisms that were being made of romance at the time, and implicitly defends itself against those criticisms. The Danger of Romance shows that the conviction that ordinary reality is the only reality is itself an assumption, and one that can blind those who hold it to the extraordinary phenomena that exist around them. It demonstrates that that which is rare, ephemeral, and inexplicable is no less real than that which is commonplace, long-lasting, and easily accounted for. If romance continues to appeal to audiences today, whether in its Arthurian prototype or in its more recent incarnations, it is because it confirms the perception—or even the hope—of a beauty and truth in the world that realist genres deny.


Pdf ebook: Lai de L'Oiselet: an Old French Poem of the Thirteenth Century

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Summary: Provides a complete & accurate text of a poem, ¿Lai de l¿Oiselet¿, that has long been available only in outdated or partial editions. Brings up-to-date

  • Author : Lenora Wolfgang
  • Publisher: American Philosophical Society
  • ISBN: 9781422374221
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: 129
  • Language: English
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Description: Provides a complete & accurate text of a poem, ¿Lai de l¿Oiselet¿, that has long been available only in outdated or partial editions. Brings up-to-date & gathers in one place as much info. as possible about the origins of the story & its many analogues. Contents: (I) Synopsis of the Story; (II) Manuscripts; (III) Editions of the Story; (IV) Sources & Analogues of the Story: The ¿Barlaam & Josaphat¿; The ¿Disciplina clericalis¿; The ¿Chastoiement,¿Trois Savoirs,¿ & ¿Donnei des Amants¿; Thematic Sources: The ¿locus amoenus¿; Generic & Stylistic Observations; (V) The Present Edition: The Choice of the Base Manuscript; Conclusions: Editorial Principles; Bibliography; Text of the Story; Rejected Readings of Ms ¿B¿; Diplomatic Texts; & Glossary. Illus.


Pdf ebook: The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

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Summary: Twelfth-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes was one of the most influential figures in Western literature, for his romantic poems on the legend of King

  • Author : Joseph J. Duggan
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300133707
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 408
  • Language: English
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Description: Twelfth-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes was one of the most influential figures in Western literature, for his romantic poems on the legend of King Arthur gave rise to a tradition of storytelling that continues to this day. This important and fascinating book is a study of all of Chrétien’s work. Joseph J. Duggan begins with an introduction that sets Chrétien within the social and intellectual currents of his time. He then organizes the book in chapters that focus on major issues in Chrétien’s romances rather than on individual works, topics that range from the importance of kinship and genealogy to standards of secular moral responsibility and from Chrétien’s art of narration to his representation of knighthood. Duggan offers new perspectives on many of these themes: in a chapter on the influence of Celtic mythology, for example, he gives special attention to the ways Chrétien integrated portrayals of motivation with mythic themes and characters, and in discussing the Grail romance, he explores the parallels between Perceval’s and Gauvain’s adventures.


Pdf ebook: A Companion to Arthurian Literature

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Summary: This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon ofArthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to thecontemporary manifestations of Arthur

  • Author : Helen Fulton
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118234308
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 588
  • Language: English
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Description: This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon ofArthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to thecontemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronicmedia. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions toLiterature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamentalunderstanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is stillintegral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the mostrecent works Features an impressive range of well-known internationalcontributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon,including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature asfundamental to western literary tradition


Pdf ebook: Actes du XXIV Congrès International de Linguistique et de Philologie Romanes

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Summary: The published proceedings of the latest triennial conference of the Société de Linguistique Romane (and the first to have been held in Britain), under th

  • Author : David A. Trotter
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110923599
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 628
  • Language: English
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Description: The published proceedings of the latest triennial conference of the Société de Linguistique Romane (and the first to have been held in Britain), under the presidency of Günter Holtus, contain c. 200 papers by eminent specialists from nearly thirty countries around the world, arranged in fourteen sections: 1. Romance linguistics and linguistic theory, 2. Philology and the new media: textual editions, corpus linguistics, linguistic analysis by computer, 3. Romania nova, 4. Linguistic policies in Romania minor, 5. Language of early texts (from the origins to the eighteenth century), 6. Anglo-Norman, 7. Late Latin, 8. Sociolinguistics, 9. Grammaticography, 10. Text linguistics and pragmatics, 11. Lexicology and lexicography, 12. Regional variation in national languages and vernacular dialects, 13. Derivational morphology, 14. Grammar and toponymy. These are accompanied by three plenary papers (M. Maiden, E. Ridruejo, L. Renzi) and by two Round Table discussions on bibliographical questions. The papers offer a panorama of both novel and traditional themes of Romance linguistics and provide an important up-to-date survey of current work in the field as well as extensive bibliographical information and details of work in progress. All papers are in Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian).


Pdf ebook: The Christ Child in Medieval Culture

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Summary: The cult of the Christ Child flourished in late medieval Europe across lay and religious, as well as geographic and cultural boundaries. Depictions of Chri

  • Author : Mary Dzon,Theresa Kenney
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144262518X
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 372
  • Language: English
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Description: The cult of the Christ Child flourished in late medieval Europe across lay and religious, as well as geographic and cultural boundaries. Depictions of Christ's boyhood are found throughout popular culture, visual art, and literature. The Christ Child in Medieval Culture is the first interdisciplinary investigation of how representations of the Christ Child were conceptualized and employed in this period. The contributors to this unique volume analyse depictions of the Christ Child through a variety of frameworks, including the interplay of mortality and divinity, the medieval conceit of a suffering Christ Child, and the interrelationships between Christ and other figures, including saints and ordinary children. The Christ Child in Medieval Culture synthesizes various approaches to interpreting the cultural meaning of medieval religious imagery and illuminates the significance of its most central figure.


Pdf ebook: The Medieval Fold

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Summary: Striking cultural developments took place in the twelfth century which led to what historians have termed 'the emergence of the individual.' The Medieval F

  • Author : S. Verderber
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137000988
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 198
  • Language: English
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Description: Striking cultural developments took place in the twelfth century which led to what historians have termed 'the emergence of the individual.' The Medieval Fold demonstrates how cultural developments typically associated with this twelfth-century renaissance autobiography, lyric, courtly love, romance can be traced to the Church's cultivation of individualism. However, subjects did not submit to pastoral power passively, they constructed fantasies and behaviors, redeploying or 'folding' it to create new forms of life and culture. Incorporating the work of Nietzsche, Foucault, Lacan, and Deleuze, Suzanne Verderber presents a model of the subject in which the opposition between interior self and external world is dislodged.


Pdf ebook: Medieval Arthurian Literature

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Summary: The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship

  • Author : Norris J. Lacy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317656946
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 472
  • Language: English
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Description: The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a thorough and reliable guide to trends in research on medieval Arthuriana.


Pdf ebook: Le Lai de l'oiselet

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Summary: This edition of Lai de l'Oiselet was undertaken in order to provide a complete and accurate text of a poem that has long been available only in outdated or

  • Author : Lenora D. Wolfgang
  • Publisher: American Philosophical Society
  • ISBN: 9780871698056
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 129
  • Language: English
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Description: This edition of Lai de l'Oiselet was undertaken in order to provide a complete and accurate text of a poem that has long been available only in outdated or partial editions. The critical study was intended to bring up to date and to gather in one place as much information as possible about the origins of the story and its many analogues.


Pdf ebook: Medieval Scholarship: Biographical Studies on the Formation of a Discipline

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Summary: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Author : Helen Damico
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317732014
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 496
  • Language: English
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Description: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Pdf ebook: Studies in Stemmatology II

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Summary: Stemmatology is the discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts.

  • Author : Pieter van Reenen,August den Hollander,Margot van Mulken
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027295158
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Language: English
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Description: Stemmatology is the discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts. The object of this volume is the evaluation of the most recent methods and techniques in the field of stemmatology, as well as the development of new ones. The book is largely interdisciplinary in character: it contains contributions from scholars from classical, historical, biblical, medieval and modern language studies, as well as from mathematical and computer scientists and biologists. The contributions in the book have been divided into two sections. The first section deals with various stemmatological methods and techniques. The second section focuses more specifically on the various problems concerning textual variation.An earlier volume on Studies in Stemmatology was published in 1996 and opened the most actual state of the art in stemmatology to a broad audience. That first volume was very well received by stemmatologists and also gave an impulse to new research, as several articles in the current volume clearly illustrate. Both volumes are of interest to scholars in (historical) linguistics, literary studies, Bible studies, classical studies, medieval studies, and history.


Pdf ebook: Bliocadran

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Summary: The book series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, founded by Gustav Gröber in 1905, is among the most renowned publications in Romance

  • Author : Lenora D. Wolfgang
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3111328252
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 145
  • Language: English
  • Views: 683
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Description: The book series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, founded by Gustav Gröber in 1905, is among the most renowned publications in Romance Studies. It covers the entire field of Romance linguistics, including the national languages as well as the lesser studied Romance languages. The editors welcome submissions of high-quality monographs and collected volumes on all areas of linguistic research, on medieval literature and on textual criticism. The publication languages of the series are French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian as well as German and English. Each collected volume should be as uniform as possible in its contents and in the choice of languages.


Pdf ebook: A History of French Literature

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Summary: This magnificent volume provides a complete history of the literature of France from its origins to the present day, taking us beyond traditional definitio

  • Author : David Coward
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470751959
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 640
  • Language: English
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Description: This magnificent volume provides a complete history of the literature of France from its origins to the present day, taking us beyond traditional definitions of ‘literature' into the world of the best-seller and, beyond words, to graphic fiction and cinema Presents a definitive history of the literature of France from its origins to the present day. Incorporates coverage of Francophone writing in Europe, Canada, the West Indies and North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Links the development of literature to the mentalities and social conditions which produced it. Takes us beyond “literature” to study graphic fiction, cinema and the bestseller. Maps the rise of the Intellectual, and in so doing charts a progression from literary doctrine to critical theory.


Pdf ebook: Dreams and History

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Summary: What is a dream? Dreams are universal, but their perceived significance and conceptual framework change over time. This book provides new perspectives on t

  • Author : Daniel Pick,Lyndal Roper
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135452148
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: What is a dream? Dreams are universal, but their perceived significance and conceptual framework change over time. This book provides new perspectives on the history of dreams and dream interpretation in western culture and thought. Dreams and History contains important new scholarship on Freud's Interpretation of Dreams (1900) and subsequent psychoanalytical approaches from distinguished historians, psychoanalysts, historians of science and anthropologists. This collection celebrates and evaluates Freud's landmark intellectual production, whilst placing it in historical context. A modern view of psychoanalysis, it also discusses the controversial idea of the role of the external world on the shaping of unconscious mental contents. In highly accessible language it proceeds through a series of richly illustrated case studies, providing new source materials and debates about the causes, meanings and consequences of dreams, past and present: from Victorian anthropological exploration of ancient Greek dream sources to peasant interpretation of dream-life in communist Russia; from concepts of the dream in sixteenth-century England to visual images in nineteenth-century symbolist painting in France. Dreams and History will fascinate those interested not only in psychoanalysis and history, but also arts, culture, humanities and literature.