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New Life of Dante revised and updated.

Author: Stephen Bemrose
Publisher: Bristol : Exeter University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of Italy's foremost writer and thinker weaves into a single thread Dante's life and works. Dante is an intensely philosophical writer as well as a sociopolitical one, and these intimately connected aspects are kept constantly in view in the discussion of his writings. As well as his masterpiece the ""Divina Commedia"", his other works are also given considerable attention. The aim is to make an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bemrose, Stephen.
New Life of Dante revised and updated.
Bristol : Exeter University Press, ©2014
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bemrose
ISBN: 9780859899369 0859899365 1336101911 9781336101913 0859898458 9780859898454
OCLC Number: 870245827
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; A List of Dante's Works, and the Editions Used in this Book; Abbreviations; A Guide to Further Reading in English; Guelph and Ghibelline, a Prefatory Note; Chapter 1: A Florentine Childhood (1265-1283); Chapter 2: Beatrice and the Vita Nuova(1283-1295); (i) Early Influences: The Medieval Lyric; Brunetto Latini; the Roman Poets; (ii) The Detto d'Amore and the Fiore; (iv) Beatrice; (v) The Vita Nuova; Chapter 3: The Consolation of Philosophy (1290-1296); (i) Boethius and Cicero; (ii) Aristotelianism and the Friars. (Iii) Dante's Earliest Philosophical Poems(iv) The Tenzone with Forese; (v) The Rime Petrose; (vi) Charles Martel; Chapter 4: Guilds and Government Dante the Politician (1295-1300); (i) The Florentine Political System; (ii) Giano della Bella's Reforms; (iii) Dante's Political Début; (iv) Guelphs and Guelphs; (v) Dante in the Jubilee Year; Chapter 5: Boniface VIII and the Black Coup (1300-1302); (i) Dante's Last Months in Florence; (ii) Boniface and Celestine; (iii) Boniface, Charles de Valois and Florence; (iv) The Coup and its Aftermath; Chapter 6: Early Exile (1302-1304). (I) Dante in Tuscany, Forlì and Verona(ii) The De Vulgari Eloquentia; (iii) The Poems of Righteousness; (iv) Boniface and Philip IV; (v) Dante's Break with the Whites; Chapter 7: A One-Man Party (1304-1308); (i) Cino da Pistoia and the Malaspina; (ii) The Convivio: Book I; (iii) Convivio II; (iv) Convivio III; (v) Convivio IV; (vi) The Casentino: Dante's last canzone; (vii) Lucca; Chapter 8: The Sacred PoemA Survey of the Divine Comedy (1308-1321); (i) Preliminaries; (ii) The Lost People; (iii) The Saved Spirits; (iv) The Dancing Lights. Chapter 9: Henry VII and Dante's Imperial Dream (1308-1313)(i) A New Emperor; (ii) Henry's Descent and Dante's Fifth Letter; (iii) The Milan Coronation: Dante's Letters from Poppi; (iv) Henry's Foes: Florence, Clement and Robert; (v) After the Emperor's Death; Chapter 10: The Gentleman of Verona (1312-1318); (i) Dante and the Cardinals: The Eleventh Letter; (ii) Uguccione, Florence and Dante's Twelfth Letter; (iii) The Can Grande Letter; (iv) The Monarchia; Chapter 11: Ravenna (1318-1321); (i) The Quaestio de aqua et terra; (ii) The Eclogues; (iii) The Mission to Venice; Dante's Death. ConclusionNotes; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.

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This is the first new biography in English for nearly eighty years of Italy's foremost writer and thinker, and weaves into a single thread the whole of Dante's life and works. The aim is to make an  Read more...

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