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Dante and the mystical tradition : Bernard of Clairvaux in the Commedia

Author: Steven Botterill
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 22.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reinterpretation of the significance of the figure of St Bernard in Dante's Commedia.

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Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Bernard, of Clairvaux Saint; Bernard, of Clairvaux Saint; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Bernard, (de Clairvaux ; saint)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Botterill
ISBN: 0521434548 9780521434546
OCLC Number: 28377043
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Cambridge).
Description: x, 269 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. (Re- )reading Dante: an unscientific preface --
2. The image of St Bernard in medieval culture --
3. Bernard of Clairvaux in the Commedia. Life after Beatrice (Paradiso XXXI). Mellifluous Doctor (Paradiso XXXII). Faithful Bernard (Paradiso XXXIII) --
4. Bernard in the Trecento commentaries on the Commedia --
5. Dante, Bernard, and the Virgin Mary --
6. From deificari to trasumanar? Dante's Paradiso and Bernard's De diligendo Deo --
7. Eloquence --
and its limits.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 22.
Responsibility: Steven Botterill.
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"...[an] intelligent, well-written book..." Peter S. Hawkins, Yale University, Speculum-A Journal of Medieval Studies "...an engaging study of the cultural mystical meaning of the mysticism of St. Read more...

 
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