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1. Introduction

Dream in the early modern period denoted the apparitions and experiences of sleep produced by the imagination, engaging with and processing sensory experiences. The subject has attracted much attention as a mode of political contention [2]. Unlike modern psychoanalysis, historical research focuses on the prognostic significance of dream. In doing so, it examines political a…

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Kintzinger, Marion, “Dream”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029036>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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