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

    Lexington Books 2002; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • 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"by Joy Hambuechen Potter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.95 US$ 30.89

    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$ 56.00 US$ 50.96

    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...

  • Petrarch the Poet (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Hainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • William Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedyby Eric Pyle

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    William Blake's series of engraved illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy were his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Unfinished at his death, the series includes seven engravings and 102 unique works in various stages of completion--some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are... more...

  • Woman Earthly and Divine in the Comedy of Danteby Marianne Shapiro

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This study examines all the characterizations of the female personality in the Divine Comedy, including representations of things traditionally categorized as feminine. Marianne Shapiro treats different traditional feminine roles such as wife, lover, and mother, and places Beatrice in the latter group. The problem of woman is studied within the... more...

  • Dante's Deadly Sinsby Raymond Angelo Belliotti

    Wiley 2011; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56

    Dante?s Deadly Sins is a unique study of the moral philosophy behind Dante?s master work that considers the Commedia as he intended, namely, as a practical guide to moral betterment. Focusing on Inferno and Purgatorio , Belliotti examines the puzzles and paradoxes of Dante?s moral assumptions, his treatment of the 7 deadly sins, and how 10 of... more...

  • Critical Companion to Danteby Jay Ruud

    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...