Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Dream
(3,332 words)

A. Concept and ancient traditions

Renaissance scholarship on D. was related to fields of philosophy, medicine, politics, religion, literature and art. A fundamental distinction was made between physical dreams and dreams arising from a transcendental instance. The former were only of interest in medical contexts, while the latter stimulated discussions that were pursued in a number of treatises, but also in introductions to translations and editions and chapters in encyclopaedic surveys. Ancient refe…

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Schirrmeister, Albert (Paris), “Dream”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004992>
First published online: 2015



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