This study investigates the knowledge used in the interpretation of dream processes and in interpreting, classifying and writing down dreams. Moreover, it deals with the state of knowledge regarding the dream in science during the Old Empire. In the context of the cultural history of sciences this includes religious and medical interpretations and rhetorical practices. Using the dream as example, the book explores how key cultural and scientific traits could be linked to questions of identity.
Claire Gantet, Université Paris I.
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