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Published: 29 April 2021 (Estimated)

320 Pages | 13


ISBN: 9780197266809

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The Making of the Scottish Dream Vision

Kylie M. Murray

British Academy

British Academy Monographs

  • Clear layout with chapter subsections helps readers find information quickly
  • Illustrations of medieval Scottish dream-visions helps readers visualise contemporary materials to which Scots had access
  • Looks beyond dream-poetry to include dream-visions from prose, verse, Latin, Scots, romance, theological treatise, epic, foundation legend and chronicle - a mix of literary and less/non-literary works expands perspective on the dream-vision, allowing readers to apply this to any nation.
  • Covers several centuries and dentifies specific directions taken by the dream vision: nationalistic and extra/anti-amatory - older Scottish literary studies focus almost exclusively on the 15th-16th centuries. There are next to no studies of literary traditions: this will show readers that the Scots did create literary traditions of their own after all.
  • The book explores manuscript/print and material evidence, including documentary seals; documentary evidence, and literary evidence. This presents the reader with a far more holistic awareness of the dream-vision in Scotland and sheds light on newly discovered aspects, including a Scottish mystical tradition, previously deemed lost to us, and possible new evidence of James I's authorship of Scotland's first dream-vision poem.