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Dante in Context

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Zygmunt G. Barański, Lino Pertile, William Caferro, William R. Day, Jr, Sara Menzinger, Giuliano Milani, Holly Hurlburt, George Dameron, David Burr, Edward D. English, Andrea A. Robiglio, Luca Bianchi, Edward Grant, Michael R. McVaugh, Luis M. Girón Negrón, Theodore J. Cachey, Jr, Mirko Tavoni, Robert Black, Ronald L. Martinez, Peter S. Hawkins, Eileen Gardiner, John C. Barnes, Paolo Cherchi, Jan M. Ziolkowski, Louise Bourdua, Areli Marina, Michael Scott Cuthbert
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  • Date Published: September 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107033146

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  • In the past seven centuries Dante has become world renowned, 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 economic, 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.

    • Offers in one volume a unique collection of essays essential for the understanding of the genius of Dante and the historical context in which it arose and found expression
    • An international team of experts present material of major interest not just for Dante specialists but for all students and scholars of late medieval Europe
    • Provides a rich overview of the ways in which Dante's works were received in his lifetime and in the centuries following his death
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    • Date Published: September 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107033146
    • length: 594 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 29 x 161 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 3 maps 2 music examples
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Zygmunt G. Barański and Lino Pertile
    Part I. Politics and Society:
    1. Empire, Italy, and Florence William Caferro
    2. Economy William R. Day, Jr
    3. Law Sara Menzinger
    4. Justice Giuliano Milani
    5. Men and women Holly Hurlburt
    6. The official Church George Dameron
    7. The unofficial Church David Burr
    8. Daily life Edward D. English
    Part II. Intellectual Traditions:
    9. Philosophy and theology Andrea A. Robiglio
    10. Moral philosophy Luca Bianchi
    11. Natural philosophy Edward Grant
    12. Medicine Michael R. McVaugh
    13. Islamic and Jewish influences Luis M. Girón Negrón
    14. Cosmology, geography, and cartography Theodore J. Cachey, Jr
    Part III. Linguistic and Literary Cultures:
    15. Linguistic Italy Mirko Tavoni
    16. Education Robert Black
    17. Rhetoric, literary theory, and practical criticism Ronald L. Martinez
    18. Classical antiquity Robert Black
    19. Religious culture Peter S. Hawkins
    20. Visions and journeys Eileen Gardiner
    21. Historical and political writing John C. Barnes
    22. Vernacular literatures Paolo Cherchi
    23. Popular culture Jan M. Ziolkowski
    Part IV. Visual and Performative Culture:
    24. Illumination, painting and sculpture Louise Bourdua
    25. Architecture and urban space Areli Marina
    26. Music Michael Scott Cuthbert
    Part V. Dante: Life, Works, and Reception:
    27. Life Lino Pertile
    28. Works Lino Pertile
    29. Textual transmission Zygmunt Barański
    30. Early reception (1290s–1481) Zygmunt G. Barański
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  • Editors

    Zygmunt G. Barański, University of Cambridge
    Zygmunt G. Barański 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, Indiana.

    Lino Pertile, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    Lino Pertile is Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, Massachusetts, and Director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence.

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    Zygmunt G. Barański, Lino Pertile, William Caferro, William R. Day, Jr, Sara Menzinger, Giuliano Milani, Holly Hurlburt, George Dameron, David Burr, Edward D. English, Andrea A. Robiglio, Luca Bianchi, Edward Grant, Michael R. McVaugh, Luis M. Girón Negrón, Theodore J. Cachey, Jr, Mirko Tavoni, Robert Black, Ronald L. Martinez, Peter S. Hawkins, Eileen Gardiner, John C. Barnes, Paolo Cherchi, Jan M. Ziolkowski, Louise Bourdua, Areli Marina, Michael Scott Cuthbert

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