Dreams in the Western Literary Tradition with Special Reference to Medieval Spain
A Method for Interpreting Oneiric Texts
This book explores the fascinating topic of dreams in Spanish medieval literature. It focuses on three interrelated aspects: the prevalent theories developed by different schools of thought from antiquity to late Middle Ages, the Spanish treatises, and the legal and catechist documents regarding dreams as presented by influential authors, as well as the analysis of various literary dream accounts. The major contribution is the methodological tool employed to analyze thirty-three literary dream accounts, offering an alternative approach to the study of dreams.
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"... the wealth and variety of dreams in Medieval Spanish literature unearthed by Dr. Cerghedean calls for a re-evaluation of related phenomena like poetic allegories and the courtly lovers' 'nightmares' in Spanish Sentimental Romance...." - Professor Robert Folger, University of Munich"