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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

This single volume, blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy includes an introduction, maps of Dante's Italy, Hell, Purgatory, Geocentric Universe, and political panorama of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century, diagrams and notes providing the reader with invaluable guidance.

About the Author

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence to a family of minor nobility. He entered into Florentine politics in 1295, but he and his party were forced into exile in a hostile political climate in 1301. Taking asylum in Ravenna late in life, Dante completed his Divine Commedia, considered one of the most important works of Western literature, before his death in 1321.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393044720
Translator:
Ciardi, John
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Ciardi, John
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Publication Date:
19771117
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.8 x 1.7 in 1.705 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Italian Medieval and Renaissance
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Reference » Science Reference » General

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Product details 624 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393044720 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This single volume, blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy includes an introduction, maps of Dante's Italy, Hell, Purgatory, Geocentric Universe, and political panorama of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century, diagrams and notes providing the reader with invaluable guidance.
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