By Nick Havely(auth.)

ISBN-10: 0470690127

ISBN-13: 9780470690123

ISBN-10: 0631228527

ISBN-13: 9780631228523

A finished advisor to Dante’s existence and literature, with an emphasis on his Commedia. this article appears to be like on the impacts that formed Dante’s writing, and the reception of his paintings via later readers, from the 14th century to the current.

  • Introduces Dante via 4 major ways: the context of his existence and profession; his literary and cultural traditions; key issues, episodes and passages in his personal paintings, specifically the Commedia; and the reception and appropriation of his paintings by means of later readers, from the fourteenth century to the current
  • Written by means of a professional Dante student
  • Provides new translations of considerable passages from Dante’s poems and from the area of his contemporaries
  • Includes explanatory diagrams of Dante’s 'other-worlds', and a bit of illustrations via medieval and glossy artists
  • Builds a shiny and intricate photo of Dante's mind's eye, mind and literary presence
  • Helpful bibliographies comprise appropriate net resources

Chapter 1 Landmarks of a lifestyles (pages 1–56):
Chapter 2 Texts and Traditions (pages 57–125):
Chapter three studying Dante (pages 127–210):
Chapter four Postscript: Dante's Readers (pages 211–263):

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3, also 1. 14. 1, 1. 16. 1). And at the start of the Convivio, having portrayed himself as a rejected ‘son’ of Florence, Dante describes how through almost all the regions covered by this language (the vernacular) I have gone as a wanderer, almost as a beggar, reluctantly displaying the wounds of Fortune for which the wounded person himself is very often held to blame. Indeed, I have been a boat without sail or rudder, driven to various ports, harbours and shores by the parching wind that blows from grievous poverty; and I have changed in the eyes of many, who consider that not only has my person been diminished but that everything I have done or am yet to do has become of less value.

15. 73–8). Whether or not this was the case, it did not prevent his five uncles and his father from actively engaging in business. 1210-81/3), may have been a moneylender – which might account for the particularly dim view Dante takes of usury in the Commedia and elsewhere. Little else is known about his parents. His mother’s name was Bella and she died a few years after his birth (between 1270 and 1273). His father remarried (some time between 1275 and 1278), and Dante grew up with three siblings: two brothers and a sister.

Dante Allegherii’ is listed in the document, along with powerful members of the White families, as agreeing to recompense the Ubaldini family of the Mugello (traditionally hostile to the Commune) for any damage or losses incurred to them during the imminent military campaign against Florence (Compagni 1986: 56). Also signatories to the agreement are four members of a great Florentine Ghibelline family who had not been in the city since 1258: the Uberti, whose most famous ancestor, Farinata, victor of Montaperti, is encountered by ‘Dante’ in canto 10 of the Inferno.

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