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A brief history of Dante

By: Hawkins, Peter S.

Part of the Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion series
1405130520 / 9781405130523
Paperback
851.1
17/10/2006
Stock expected by 02/02/2020
England
208 p.
postgraduate  Learn More research & professional undergraduate

For over seven centuries, Dante and his masterpiece, "The Divine Comedy", have held a special place in Western culture.

The poem is at once a vivid journey through hell to heaven, a poignant love story, and a picture of humanity's relationship to God.

It is so richly imaginative that a first reading can be bewildering.

In response, Peter Hawkins has written an inspiring introduction to the poet, his greatest work, and its abiding influence.

His knowledge of Dante and enthusiasm for his vision make him an expert guide for the willing reader.

BIC:

2ADT Italian, BGL Biography: literary, DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets

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