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Dante: The Story of His Life

Marco Santagata ; translated by Richard Dixon
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.
Language
Translated from the Italian
Uniform Title
Dante English
ISBN
9780674504868, 0674504860
Summary
"Marco Santagata illuminates one of the world's supreme poets from many angles--philosopher, father, courtier, political partisan. He brings together a vast body of Italian scholarship on Dante's medieval world, untangles a complex web of family relationships for English readers, and shows the influence of local and regional politics on his writing."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Part One: Florence
  • Childhood (1265-1283)
  • A strange Florentine (1283-1295)
  • Municipal man (1295-1301)
  • Condemned to the stake (1301-1302)
  • Part Two: Exile
  • At war with Florence (1302-1304)
  • Return to study and writing (1304-1306)
  • The penitent (1306-1310)
  • An emperor arrives (1310-1313)
  • The prophet (1314-1315)
  • Courtier (1316-1321).
Description
485 pages : genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Notes
  • Originally published as Dante : il romanzo della sua vita. Milano : Arnoldo Mondadore Editore, 2012.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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