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- DescriptionThe book analyses the medieval vision of the world as depicted in Dante Alighieri's poetic works. In detail it discusses two works, The Banquet and The Divine Comedy, and offers a view on politics, faith and the universe of the medieval period. For modern people that period with its debates, polemics and visions represents something exceedingly remote, obscure and unkwn. While admiring Dante's poetic artistry, we often fail to recognize the inspirations that permeated the works of medieval scholars and poets. Although times are constantly changing, every generation has to face the same fundamental questions of meaning, purpose and value of human existence: Dante's cosmological and poetical picture turns out to be surprisingly universal.
- Author BiographyJacek Grzybowski is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw and a lecturer at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw.
- Author(s)Jacek Grzybowski
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication30/04/2015
- Series TitleEuropean Studies in Theology, Philosophy and History of Religions
- Series Part/Volume Number9
- Place of PublicationBern
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2015
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Weight310 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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