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Petrarch Reading Dante: The Ascent of Mont Ventoux (Familiares 4. 1)

Enrico Santangelo

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Dante in Petrarch's Epistolae Familiares. It highlights a series of textual echoes particularly of specific cantos of the Purgatorio in this highly allusive and ... More


Rome's Happiest Inspiration?

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Roman Catholic doctrine of Purgatory has possibly attracted more opprobrium from Protestants than any other teaching of the Church. It went with the granting of indulgences—one of the ... More


Dante and Governance: Contexts and Contents

John Woodhouse

in Dante and Governance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The title of the present volume is intended deliberately to reflect the difference between Dante's view of politics and today's view, based on 20th-century concepts of political science. But while it ... More


From Darkness to Light: Governance and Government in Purgatorio XVI

Piero Boitani

in Dante and Governance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents an example of the subject of governance which contains ethical, theological, and personal implications more complex and profound than a modem audience might expect if confronted ... More


Feminine Virtues and Florentine Vices: Citizenship and Morality in Paradiso XV-XVII

Claire Honess

in Dante and Governance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter on citizenship and morality takes over the centrality of the city as a prime element in Dante's political thought both in the Commedia and in his other writings. It argues that the idea ... More


‘The Lucifer of that Starry Flock’: Shelley in Purgatorio

Ralph Pite

in The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The first version of Keats's Hyperion may have had influence on Shelley's the Triumph of Life. Although the ‘shape all light’ in Rousseau's narrative in Shelley's work seemed to disappear, it became ... More


Dante’s Persons: An Ethics of the Transhuman

Heather Webb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198733485
eISBN:
9780191797941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume explores the concept of personhood in Dante’s Commedia and seeks out the constituent ethical modes that the poem presents as necessary for attaining a fullness of persona. This study ... More


Textual face: cognition as recognition

James Simpson

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

James Simpson’s central hermeneutic perception for knowledge in the Humanities is that cognition is re-cognition. Before we can know, we must already have known. He examines this paradox with ... More


Dante in dialogue

David Bowe

in Poetry in Dialogue in the Duecento and Dante

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198849575
eISBN:
9780191883668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849575.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 4 concentrates on Dante’s dialogues with and treatment of Guittone, Guinizzelli, and Cavalcanti through the Commedia as well as the Vita nova and Convivio. The chapter highlights the ... More


Ars Legendi, Ars Poetica: The Siren and the Poet

David Bowe

in Poetry in Dialogue in the Duecento and Dante

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198849575
eISBN:
9780191883668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849575.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 5 builds on the discussion of Dante in dialogue with the poets who preceded and overlapped with him to investigate the Florentine poet’s own efforts to perform a teleological, unitary, and ... More


Mourning and acedia in Dante

Jennifer Rushworth

in Discourses of Mourning in Dante, Petrarch, and Proust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790877
eISBN:
9780191833335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790877.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 1 analyses Dante’s Commedia in relation both to mourning and acedia. It begins by drawing attention to the main traits of infernal acedia at the end of Inferno VII. It shows, on the one hand, ... More


Prologue: Divinity Realized in Human Encounter

Vittorio Montemaggi

in Reading Dante's Commedia as Theology: Divinity Realized in Human Encounter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190495466
eISBN:
9780190495480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495466.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The Prologue has three sections and aims to do three things: (1) To offer a reading of Dante’s presentation in the Commedia of the divinity of human encounter. It does this through a reading of ... More


Pride and Prayer

Vittorio Montemaggi

in Reading Dante's Commedia as Theology: Divinity Realized in Human Encounter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190495466
eISBN:
9780190495480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495466.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The Chapter is divided into twelve sections, and explores the relationship between Dante’s understanding of his work as expression of pride and his understanding of his work as a form of prayer. In ... More


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