Dreams and History: The Interpretation of Dreams from Ancient Greece to Modern Psychoanalysis

Dreams and History: The Interpretation of Dreams from Ancient Greece to Modern Psychoanalysis

Daniel Pick


what's a dream?

Dreams are common, yet their perceived importance and conceptual framework swap through the years. This ebook offers new views at the historical past of desires and dream interpretation in western tradition and proposal.
Dreams and historical past contains vital new scholarship on Freud's Interpretation of Dreams (1900) and next psychoanalytical ways from special historians, psychoanalysts, historians of technological know-how and anthropologists. This assortment celebrates and evaluates Freud's landmark highbrow construction, while putting it in historic context. a contemporary view of psychoanalysis, it additionally discusses the debatable notion of the position of the exterior global at the shaping of subconscious psychological contents.

In hugely obtainable language it proceeds via a chain of richly illustrated case reviews, delivering new resource fabrics and debates concerning the motives, meanings and results of goals, earlier and current: from Victorian anthropological exploration of old Greek dream resources to peasant interpretation of dream-life in communist Russia; from techniques of the dream in sixteenth-century England to visible photos in nineteenth-century symbolist portray in France.

Dreams and historical past will fascinate these not just in psychoanalysis and background, but in addition arts, tradition, humanities and literature.

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