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- DescriptionIn the past seven centuries Dante has become world rewned, with his works translated into multiple languages and read by people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. This volume brings together interdisciplinary essays by leading, international scholars to provide a comprehensive account of the historical, cultural and intellectual context in which Dante lived and worked: from the ecomic, social and political scene to the feel of daily life; from education and religion to the administration of justice; from medicine to philosophy and science; from classical antiquity to popular culture; and from the dramatic transformation of urban spaces to the explosion of visual arts and music. This book, while locating Dante in relation to each of these topics, offers readers a clear and reliable idea of what life was like for Dante as an outstanding poet and intellectual in the Italy of the late Middle Ages.
- Author BiographyZygmunt G. Baranski is Serena Professor of Italian Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and Notre Dame Chair of Dante and Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Lino Pertile is Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and Director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication29/09/2015
- SubjectLiterary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleLiterature in Context
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note20 b/w illus. 3 maps 2 music examples
- Weight1090 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine161 mm
- Edited byLino Pertile,Zygmunt G. Bara'nski
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