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The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

By: Dante Alighieri, John Ciardi (Translator)


Published: 17th November 1977
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Described as the "fifth gospel" because of its evangelical purpose, this spiritual autobiography creates a world in which reason and faith have transformed moral and social chaos into order. It is one of the most important works in the literature of Western Europe and is considered the greatest poem of the European Middle Ages.

Dante's Geocentric Universep. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Hereford 'Mappa Mundi' c.1290p. 25
Political panorama of thirteenth and early fourteenth century in terms of Guelf and Ghibelline alignmentsp. 26
Plan of the Divine Comedyp. 28
Acknowledgementsp. 34
On Translating Dantep. 35
A Map of Dante's Italy c.1300p. 44
The Divine Comedy
Infernop. 45
Dante's Hellp. 46
Purgatoriop. 197
Dante's Mount Purgatoryp. 198
Paradisop. 349
Commentary and Notesp. 501
Selected Bibliographyp. 737
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ISBN: 9780393044720
ISBN-10: 0393044726
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 17th November 1977
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.7  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1