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),
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).
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