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  • Dante in Loveby AN Wilson; A. N. Wilson

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.65

    In Dante in Love , A. N. Wilson presents a glittering study of an artist and his world, arguing that without an understanding of medieval Florence, it is impossible to comprehend the meaning of Dante's great poem. He explains how the Italian States were at that time locked into violent feuds, mirrored in the ferocious competition between the Holy... more...

  • »Denn auch Dante ist unser!«by Mirjam Mansen

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 133.00

    With reference to the 'case' of German Dante reception, the study examines the historical developments undergone by German Romance studies in the first half of the 20th century. A central focus is on the question of continuity in the thematic and methodological approach to Dante from the 1920s to the Nazi regime. Associated with this is... more...

  • Petrarchby Mark Musa

    Indiana University Press 1999; US$ 34.99

    "Mark Musa, in editing and translating Petrarch?s Canzoniere, has performed a wonderful service to the English-speaking reader. Here, in one volume, are included the poet?s own selection of the best lyric verse he wrote throughout his life, accompanied by brief but useful notes... " ?Chronicles "As well as skillful and fluent verse renderings of... more...

  • Thinking Poetryby Joseph Acquisto

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This volume of essays seeks to establish a dialogue between poetry and philosophy where each could be said to read the other and announces important new paths for a reinvigorated study of lyric poetry in the decades to come. more...

  • Danteby Barbara Reynolds

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 15.95

    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 made remarkable discoveries and unlocked previously hidden secrets about this greatest of Florentine poets. A fundamental enigma has tantalised readers of the 'Commedia' for... more...

  • Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Agesby Ernest L. Fortin; Marc A. LePain

    Lexington Books 2002; US$ 32.99

    This is intellectual history at its best. It ranges over Islamic and Jewish thought, as well as the Greco-Latin tradition, and places Dante in an illuminating way. Essential for Dante studies..... more...

  • Perspectives on Mobilityby Ingo Berensmeyer; Christoph Ehland

    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...

  • New Life of Dante revised and updatedby Stephen Bemrose

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    This biography of Italy's foremost writer and thinker weaves into a single thread Dante's life and works. Dante is an intensely philosophical writer as well as a sociopolitical one, and these intimately connected aspects are kept constantly in view in the discussion of his writings. As well as his masterpiece the "Divina Commedia",... more...

  • Five Frames for the "Decameron": Communication and Social Systems in the CORNICEby Joy Hambuechen Potter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • The Political Vision of the "Divine Comedy"by Joan M. Ferrante

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    Joan Ferrante analyzes the Divine Comedy in terms of public issues, which continued foremost in Dante's thinking after his exile from Florence. Professor Ferrante examines the political concepts of the poem in historical context and in light of the political theory and controversies of the period. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy... more...