Lucrecias Dreams



Branded By The Spanish Inquisition As An Evil Dreamer, A Notorious Mother Of Prophets, The Teenager Lucrecia De Le N Had Hundreds Of Bleak But Richly Imaginative Dreams Of Spain S Future That Became The Stuff Of Political Controversy And Scandal Based Upon Surviving Transcripts Of Her Dreams And On The Voluminous Records Of Her Trial Before The Inquisition, Lucrecia S Dreams Traces The Complex Personal And Political Ramifications Of Lucrecia S Prophetic Career This Hitherto Unexamined Episode In Spanish History Sheds New Light On The History Of Women As Well As On The History Of Dream Interpretation.Charlatan Or Clairvoyant, Sinner Or Saint, Lucrecia Was Transformed By Her Dreams Into A Cause Cel Bre, The Rebellious Counterpart To That Other Extraordinary Woman Of Golden Age Spain, St Theresa Of Jesus Her Supporters Viewed Her As A Divinely Inspired Seer Who Exposed The Personal And Political Shortcomings Of Philip II Of Spain In Examining The Relation Of Dreams And Prophecy To Politics, Richard Kagan Pays Particular Attention To The Activities Of The Streetcorner Prophets And Female Seers Who Formed The Political Underworld Of Sixteenth Century Spain.Lucrecias Dreams

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  • Paperback
  • 229 pages
  • Lucrecias Dreams
  • Richard L. Kagan
  • English
  • 06 April 2018
  • 0520201582

10 thoughts on “Lucrecias Dreams

  1. says:

    excelente estudio sobre una visi naria del siglo xvi espa ol en l uno aprecia con claridad las fuerzas y las ideas que participan en el cultivo de la profec a on rica

  2. says:

    3.5 stars.Richard Kagan s exploration of 16th century Spain through the 415 odd dreams of a middle class woman in Madrid is a lot of fun It starts out seeming like just a bit of an oddity a young woman who has increasingly strange dreams, winds up predicting the defeat of the Spanish armada and becoming increasingly explicit in her criticisms of King Philip II, and winds up creating quite a stir in the upper class court society of her day The dreams themselves are fascinating and often unsett 3.5 stars.Richard Kagan s e...

  3. says:

    Lucrecia s Dreams Politics and Prophecy in Sixteenth Century Spain, written by Richard L Kagan, is a fascinating exploration of an early modern female seer However, it would possibly beapt to include something concerning Freud in the subtitle rather than politics Kagan explores the prophetic career of Lucrecia A woman of humble Old Christian origins, Lucrecia dreamed constantly These dreams were interpreted both by her and by her spiritual guide Mendoza Her dreams cover a wide rang Lucrecia s Dreams Politics and Prophecy in Sixteenth Century Spain, written by Richard L Kagan, is a fascinating exploration of an early modern female seer However, it would possibly beapt to include something concerning Freud in the subtitle rather than politics Kagan explores the prophetic career of Lucrecia A woman of humble Old Christian origins, Lucrecia dreamed constantly These dreams were interpreted both by her and by her spiritual guide Mendoza Her dreams cover a wide range of topics from politics to every day life The Inquisition ultimately tried Lucrecia wh...

  4. says:

    Fascinating, short, really accessible glimpse of life and the Inquisition in sixteenth century Spain Plus, we know very little about women during this time period, except when they were put on trial by the Inquisition, and Lucrecia was particularly interesting She was only a teenager when she started claiming that her dreams were predicting the downfall of the King, and the downfall of Spain itself, and eventually she went so far as to envision herself as a potential future Queen who would lea Fascinating, short, really accessible glimpse of life and the Inquisition in sixteenth century Spain Plus, we know very little about women during this time period, except when they were put on trial by the Inquisition, and Lucrecia was particularly interesting She was only a teenager when she started claiming that her dreams were predicting the downfall of the King, and the downfall of Spain itself, and eventually she went so far as to envision herself as a potential future Queen who would lead her followers to reconquest and glory.Part of the fun of this book is getting involved in the story and trying to decide w...

  5. says:

    Fascinating mini history about the life and trial of Lucrecia de Leon, a Spanish woman tried by the inquisition for her heretical and treasonous dreams Kagan posits that Lucrecia, although claiming to be a ...

  6. says:

    Very interesting, but not fabulously engaging to a casual reader.some of this may be that I am a scholar of neither Spain nor the Inquisition, and as such I am not the target audience Still, well researched and does a good job of avoiding speculative conclusions.

  7. says:

    While Lucrecia s Dreams is valuable for its information on Spainish politics and the Inquisition, it was not very interesting Unless you love early modern Spanish history, I wouldn t really suggest this book.

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