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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2005; US$ 266.00
In 1350, the Italian humanist and poet Francesco Petrarca decided to form a collection of all his correspondence. The letters deal with multifarious topics, switch between narration and instruction, and the personal and the general, and are addressed to various of his learned friends and contemporaries. They are a treasure trove for the history of... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 307.00
In 1350, the Italian humanist and poet Francesco Petrarca decided to form a collection of all his correspondence. The letters deal with multifarious topics, switch between narration and instruction, the personal and the general, and are addressed to various of his learned friends and contemporaries. Theyconstitute a treasure trove for the history of... more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
This book investigates the first national festival of modern Italy, the Sixth Centenary Festival of Dante Alighieri in 1865. The study consists of an historical reconstruction of the event based on the discovery of un-catalogued and unpublished documents left by the organizers. The narrative poses the Centenary as a platform upon which an alternative... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50
Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, references, and themes. But until the publication in 2007 of Guy Raffa’s guide to the Inferno , students lacked a suitable resource to help them navigate Dante’s underworld. With this... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Renowned in her day for her scholarship and eloquence, Isotta Nogarola (1418-66) remained one of the most famous women of the Italian Renaissance for centuries after her death. And because she was one of the first women to carve out a place for herself in the male-dominated republic of letters, Nogarola served as a crucial role model for generations... more...
- 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...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2007; US$ 34.95
Giving consideration to the social, cultural, and historical contexts in which he wrote, this volume examines the scope and significance of Dante's work. It explores the various influences that shaped his writing, from cultural traditions and exile, to political figures and the works of his contemporaries. more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2008; US$ 116.95
A comprehensive guide to Dante’s life and literature, with an emphasis on his Commedia . This text looks at the influences that shaped Dante’s writing, and the reception of his work by later readers, from the 14th century to the present. Introduces Dante through four main approaches: the context of his life and career; his literary... more...