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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...

  • 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...

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 50.92

    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 Chrby MICHAEL CAESAR

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Danteby Barbara Reynolds

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 25.00

    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...

  • Thinking Poetryby Joseph Acquisto

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Perspectives on Mobilityby Ingo Berensmeyer; Max Saunders

    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...

  • Scapelandby Gillian B. Pierce

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 61.00

    Scapeland: Writing the Landscape from Diderot’s Salons to the Postmodern Museum is a comparative, interdisciplinary study tracing theories of the sublime and a history of spectatorship from Diderot’s eighteenth-century French Salons , through art criticism by Baudelaire and Breton, to Jean-François Lyotard’s postmodern exhibition... more...

  • Islam and the Divine Comedyby Miguel Asin Palacios

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    A study of the influence of Islam on Dante's "Divine Comedy". more...

  • Boccaccio's Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissanceby Michaela Paasche Grudin; Robert Grudin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...