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  • Dante and the Limits of the Lawby Justin Steinberg

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    In Dante and the Limits of the Law , Justin Steinberg offers the first comprehensive study of the legal structure crucial to Dante’s Divine Comedy . Steinberg reveals how Dante imagines an afterlife dominated by elaborate laws, hierarchical jurisdictions, and rationalized punishments and rewards. Steinberg makes the compelling case that Dante... more...

  • Reading Danteby Jesper Hede

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 37.99

    Reading Dante: The Pursuit of Meaning examines the problem of thematic coherence in Dante's Divina Commedia. Unlike many Dante scholars who maintain that the poem's unity is the account of a journey through the afterworld, Jesper Hede argues that a systematic parallel reading of the poem's three parts (Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise) reveals that it... more...

  • Divine Comedies for the New Millenniumby Ronald de Rooy

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 41.75

    A lively debate on the recently published American and Dutch translations of Dante's masterpiece. more...

  • Canzoniereby Petrarch; J. G. Nichols

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2006; US$ 20.99

    Among Europe's most famous and influential books of lyrics, this large collection focuses on Petrarch's lifelong love for the mysterious Laura, but the themes he treats are many. Showing why Petrarch is often regarded as the first modern man to emerge from a medieval world, this book reveals the man in all of his perplexities, uncertainties, and hesitancies.... more...

  • Dante's Infernoby Philip Terry

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Following his irreverent, inspired Oulipean reworking of Shakespeare?s sonnets, in his new book Philip Terry takes on Dante?s Inferno , shifting the action from the 12th to the 20th and 21st centuries, and relocating it to the modern ?walled city? of the University of Essex. Dante?s Phlegethon becomes the river Colne; his popes are replaced by vice-chancellors... more...

  • Über seine und vieler anderer Unwissenheitby Francesco Petrarca; August Buck; August Buck; Klaus Kubusch

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 49.13

    Francesco Petrarca (1304?1374) schuf mit diesem um 1370 entstandenen Text die Grundlage für eine humanistische Philosophie, in deren Mittelpunkt der Mensch und seine geistige Welt stehen. Der christliche Humanismus Petrarcas wurde in der Folge zur bestimmenden Position gegen die auf Aristoteles rückgreifende Scholastik.   Biographische Informationen... more...

  • Dante's Divine Comedyby Harold M. Priest

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1964; US$ 4.95

    This classic poem of 14th-century Italy is an allegory of a journey through the various levels of heaven and hell. In between, Dante describes Purgatory (Purgatorio). It is the first great poetic work written in Italian. more...

  • Dante in Loveby Harriet Rubin

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 13.00

    Dante in Love is the story of the most famous journey in literature. Dante Alighieri, exiled from his home in Florence, a fugitive from justice, followed a road in 1302 that took him first to the labyrinths of hell then up the healing mountain of purgatory, and finally to paradise. He found a vision and a language that made him immortal. Author... more...

  • Dante and the Romanticsby Antonella Braida

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 117.00

    The British Romantic poets were among the first to realise the centrality of the Divine Comedy for the evolution of the European epic. This study explores the significance of Dante for Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and William Blake. What was their idea of Dante? Why did they feel the need to approach his Christian epic on the afterlife? This... more...

  • Dante's Pluralism and the Islamic Philosophy of Religionby Gregory B. Stone

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    A study of Dante from an Arabo-Islamic perspective. more...