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  • 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...

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

    Lexington Books 2002; US$ 32.99

    Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages offers scholars of Dante's Divine Comedy an integral understanding of the political, philosophical, and religious context of the medieval masterwork. First penned in French by Ernest L. Fortin, one of America's foremost thinkers in the fields of philosophy and theology, Dissidence et philosophie au moyen-%ge... more...

  • Dante & the Unorthodoxby James Miller

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    During his lifetime, Dante was condemned as corrupt and banned from Florence on pain of death. But in 1329, eight years after his death, he was again viciously condemned-this time as a heretic and false prophet-by Friar Guido Vernani. From Vernani's inquisitorial viewpoint, the author of the Commedia "seduced" his readers by offering them "a vessel... more...

  • Danteworldsby Guy P. Raffa

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    One of the greatest works of world literature, Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, references, and themes. But until now, students of the Inferno have lacked a suitable resource to guide their reading. Welcome to Danteworlds... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dante's Inventionby James Burge

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69

    The young Dante Alighieri was a self-absorbed poet who composed rarefied verse about the nature of love. While medieval Florence descended into turmoil, he seemed entirely uninterested by anything other than Beatrice, the girl he had loved since they were both children. Fate had to work very hard to make him write his great work, 'The Divine Comedy'.... more...

  • The Dante Encyclopediaby Richard Lansing

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 68.95

    The Dante Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource that presents a systematic introduction to Dante's life and works and the cultural context in which his moral and intellectual imagination took shape. more...

  • Petrarch the Poet: An Introduction to the 'Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta'by Peter Hainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In this critical and historical interpretation of Petrarch?s major Italian work, the collection of poems he called the Rerum vulgarium fagmenta , Peter Hainsworth presents Petrarch as a poet of outstanding sophistication and seriousness, occupied with issues which are still central to debates about poetry and language. In the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta... more...

  • Petrarca und die Herausbildung des modernen Subjektsby Paul Geyer; Kerstin Thorwarth

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 43.19

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