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The universal community of christendom

Andreas Osiander

in Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198294511
eISBN:
9780191717048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses why the Roman empire — from the 3rd century onwards, decayed and contracted — as well as why the east Roman empire of Constantinople survived until the 15th century. It ... More


Dante and Boccaccio

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the highly paradoxical position occupied by ancient pagans, who are considered genuinely and outstandingly virtuous and yet at the same are condemned to Hell. This paradox is ... More


Romance Studies 3: Dante

Alan Deyermond

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British studies and research with regard to medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri. It explains that Dante and his Divina commedia have been a central preoccupation of British ... More


Dante

Martin L. McLaughlin

in Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is familiar with imitative strategies. Although he makes only two explicit statements about literary imitation, both of them in the problematic and unfinished De Vulgari ... More


Imperialists, Separatists, and Crusaders

Tomaž Mastnak

in Crusading Peace: Christendom, the Muslim World, and Western Political Order

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226357
eISBN:
9780520925991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226357.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter describes the decline of Christendom, which involved the weakening of two competing forms of medieval universal power: the Papal monarchy and the empire. It also discusses the work of ... More


Introduction

Jan M. Ziolkowski

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Offers a twenty-first century perspective on the history of studies on Dante and Islam, how the topic resonates today, and how the volume takes an innovative approach to a long-standing field of ... More


Falconry as a Transmutative Art:: Dante, Frederick II, and Islam

Daniela Boccassini

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This paper argues the hypothesis that the condition of the souls in Dante’s Purgatorio and Dante’s own journey of ascent of that transformative mountain lend themselves to be understood in terms of ... More


Dante and the Three Religions

Giorgio Battistoni

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This essay examines questions of Dante and Islam, as well as Judaism and Christianity, through the historically specific lens of Verona and the court of Cangrande della Scala as well as a personal ... More


Dante Alighieri

Paolo Bartoloni

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is invoked several times in the work of Giorgio Agamben, often in passing to stress a point, as when discussing the political relevance of désoeuvrement ... More


Dante and Islamic Culture

Maria Corti

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Sets forth methodological principles for continued work on the relationship between Dante and Islam; namely, interdiscursivity, intertextuality, and the claim of direct source material. Examples of ... More


Lancelot of the Lake: The Reality of the Ideal

Karen Sullivan

in The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Francesca explains that she and her lover Paolo first became aware of their passion when they read of the famous first kiss between Lancelot and Guinevere and were ... More


Mendicants and Muslims in Dante’s Florence

John Tolan

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the eleventh canto of the Paradiso, Dante paints a vivid portrait of Francis of Assisi, a new rising sun in the Orient. A key episode in the spiritual itinerary of the saint, for Dante as for many ... More


Introduction: Descent and Return — the katabatic imagination

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the concept of Hell and the ‘katabatic imagination’, which is a worldview that conceives of selfhood as the narrative construct of an infernal journey and return. It ... More


Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley’s Dantesque Theology of Creation

Alison Milbank

in God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Chapter 6 centres on discussions of Dante and Mary Shelley. Brought up as Godwin’s daughter in the tradition of rational dissent, Mary Shelley has recourse to Dante’s Commedia to think theologically. ... More


Renaissance Revisited: Pound’s Foray into Italian Cultural Nationalism

Catherine E. Paul

in Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781942954057
eISBN:
9781781384053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954057.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter Two contextualizes and explores Pound’s first participation in the cultural nationalist project of Fascist Italy: his edition Guido Cavalcanti Rime, published in Italy in 1932. Like many ... More


Periphery of Hell: Cowardice: Inferno 3

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for the periphery of hell, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and English), and study questions to aid ... More


Epilogue

Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

in The Sleep of Behemoth: Disputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451324
eISBN:
9780801467899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451324.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter looks further on to the conceptions of peace in the age of Dante Alighieri, particularly in the political theory of Dante’s contemporary, Marsilius of Padua. In Defender of ... More


Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Guy P. Raffa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

One of the greatest works of world literature, Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, ... More


Metaphor and Metonymy in the Middle Ages: Aquinas and Dante

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter cites a few of Dante Alighieri's literary passages in which his terms hold an edge of metaphoric enhancement but are primarily metonymic; the naturalizing effect of transmission ... More


Circle 8, pouches 7–10: Fraud: Inferno 24–30

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for pouches seven to ten of the eighth circle of Hell, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and ... More


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