Making of the Scottish Dream Vision

Making of the Scottish Dream Vision

Murray, Kylie M.

Oxford University Press






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Understanding Dream and Vision in the Middle Ages
Approaching Scotland as Case Study
Chapter 1: Prior Engagements: Scotland's Early Reception of Dream and Vision
Historical Writing and Identities in Latin and Scots
Devotional Texts and Contexts
French Texts and Contexts
English Texts and Contexts
Chapter 2: The Kingis Quair and its Manuscript Context
The Kingis Quair: a new Scottish dream-vision
The Kingis Quair's Reception and Authorship
The Manuscript Context and Revisionary Readings of Chaucer's 'Dream Poetry'
Troilus and Criseyde in Scotland
Chapter 3: Bower's Scotichronicon and the Prose-Latin Dream-Vision
Mystical Visions: Katherine of Alexandria and Bridget of Sweden
Visions of Royal Scottish Sanctity: Margaret Canmore (1045-93) and Waltheof, abbot of Melrose (d.1159)
Visions as Reflection and Refraction of the Speculum Principis
Advice to All: Clerical Visions of Appetite and Greed
From Latin Prose to Older Scots Verse: The Reception of Bower's Dream-Vision
Appendix: Table of Dream and Visionary Narratives in the Scotichronicon
Chapter 4: Prophetic and Nationalist Dream-Visions
Thomas of Erceldoune and Envisioning the Scottish 'History of the Future'
Wallace's Nightmare
Wallace's Dream-Vision of Scotland
'Worthy Even of Enemy Praise': Wallace's Heavenly Ascent and its Afterlives
Chapter 5: Rethinking Scotland's Amatory Dream-Vision
Lancelot of the Laik: Dream-Vision Prologues and Arthurian Advice
From Courtly Love to Courtly Injustice: Henryson's Testament of Cresseid
From love at first sight to loss at last sight: Henryson's Testament and Orpheus
Anti- or Extra-Amatory? The Dream-Visions of Douglas and Dunbar
Epilogue: 'Mak vpwark and clois our buke'
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