Entre la vigilia y el sueño: Soñar en el Siglo de Oro

2017
 
In the xvi and xvii centuries, the Golden Age of Spanish Culture, dreams played an important role in thought and practice. Physicians and theologians debated their origins and meanings, poets, authors, politicians, peasants, and prophets were  guided by them, or used them to convince others. This book brings the various fields of Oneiric culture in Spain and Spanish America together by examining the interpretation and use of dreams across Hispanic society from authors like Cervantes and Calderon de la Barca to common folk caught up by the Inquisition.