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- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.98
Dante is one of the towering figures of medieval European literature. Yet many riddles and questions about him persist. By re-reading Dante with an open mind, Barbara Reynolds makes remarkable discoveries and unlocks previously hidden secrets about this greatest of Florentine poets. A fundamental enigma has tantalised readers of the 'Commedia' for... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 60.75
Literature as cultural discourse has always courted mobility. From the nomadic wanderings of the heroes of Homer and Virgil through the adventures of the medieval knight-errants to the travellers of modern times, movement and mobility have been constitutive elements of story-telling. Since writers have begun to explore the experiential dimension of... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 75.00
Dante Alighieri is one of the greatest poets in world history. His brilliant epic, "The Divine Comedy", an imagined journey through Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, continues to captivate readers. This work provides an information on his life and work. It covers Dante's canon, including his love poems in "La Vita Nuova" and his... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Renowned in her day for her scholarship and eloquence, Isotta Nogarola (1418-66) remained one of the most famous women of the Italian Renaissance for centuries after her death. And because she was one of the first women to carve out a place for herself in the male-dominated republic of letters, Nogarola served as a crucial role model for generations... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Although Francesco Petrarca (1304–74) is best known today for cementing the sonnet’s place in literary history, he was also a philosopher, historian, orator, and one of the foremost classical scholars of his age. Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works is the only comprehensive, single-volume source to which anyone—scholar,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50
Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, references, and themes. But until the publication in 2007 of Guy Raffa’s guide to the Inferno , students lacked a suitable resource to help them navigate Dante’s underworld. With this... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
This book investigates the first national festival of modern Italy, the Sixth Centenary Festival of Dante Alighieri in 1865. The study consists of an historical reconstruction of the event based on the discovery of un-catalogued and unpublished documents left by the organizers. The narrative poses the Centenary as a platform upon which an alternative... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 55.90
Comment participer à ce que la vie a de divin si on ne croit plus en Dieu ? Comment lui donner une signification, si on la sent privée du fondement ontologique qui autrefois lui garantissait sa cohérence? Que deviennent enfin l espérance , et surtout la charité , dans un monde où la foi ne semble plus praticable... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
Boccaccio's Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance demonstrates that Boccaccio's puzzling masterpiece takes on organic consistency when viewed as an early modern adaptation of a pre-Christian, humanistic vision. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 61.00
Scapeland: Writing the Landscape from Diderots Salons to the Postmodern Museum is a comparative, interdisciplinary study tracing theories of the sublime and a history of spectatorship from Diderots eighteenth-century French Salons , through art criticism by Baudelaire and Breton, to Jean-François Lyotards postmodern exhibition... more...