14th-century Books: Divine Comedy

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What's so special about Divine Comedy? In this new, compelling book from author Annabelle Middleton, find out more about Divine Comedy ... The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse." The work was originally simply titled Comed??a and was later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio. The first printed edition to add the word divine to the title was that of the Venetian humanist Lodovico Dolce, published in 1555 by Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari. So, what seperates this book from the rest? A comprehensive narrative of Divine Comedy, this book gives a full understanding of the subject. A brief guide of subject areas covered in "14th-century Books - Divine Comedy" include - - Divine Comedy - Inferno (Dante) - Purgatorio - Paradiso (Dante) - Dante and his Divine Comedy in popular culture Find out more of this subject, it's intricacies and it's nuances. Discover more about it's importance. Develop a level of understanding required to comprehend this fascinating concept. Author Annabelle Middleton has worked hard researching and compiling this fundamental work, and is proud to bring you "14th-century Books - Divine Comedy" ... Read this book today ...

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