A New Life of Dante

A New Life of Dante

By: Stephen Bemrose (author)Hardback

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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. Dante is an intensely philosophical writer as well as a socio-political one, and both these intimately connected aspects are kept constantly in view in this extensive 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 account of Dante's life accessible to students and to the curious and intelligent but non-specialist reader. All quotations are fully translated. This new edition has been fully revised and updated, including an updated bibliography.

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Until his recent retirement, Stephen Bemrose taught courses on Dante for over 20 years at the University of Exeter, where he was Lecturer in Italian.


Preface, xi; A List of Dante's Works, and the Editions Used in this Book, xiii; Abbreviations, xiv; A Guide to Further Reading in English, xv; Guelph and Ghibelline, a Prefatory Note, xix; 1 A FLORENTINE CHILDHOOD (1265-1283), 1; 2 BEATRICE AND THE VITA NUOVA (1283-1295), 6; 3 THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (1290-1296), 21; 4 GUILDS AND GOVERNMENT: DANTE THE POLITICIAN (1295-1300), 37. 5 BONIFACE VIII AND THE BLACK COUP (1300-1302), 51; 6 EARLY EXILE (1302-1304), 64; 7 A ONE-MAN PARTY (1304-1308), 84; 8 THE SACRED POEM: A SURVEY OF THE DIVINE COMEDY (1308-1321), 113; 9 HENRY VII AND DANTE'S IMPERIAL DREAM (1308-1313), 173; 10 THE GENTLEMAN OF VERONA (1312-1318), 189; 11 RAVENNA (1318-1321), 207; CONCLUSION, 221; Notes, 223; Bibliography, 234; Index, 241.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780859895835
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780859895835
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0859895831

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