In this fascinating biography of the celebrated early-Renaissance poet and thinker, Barbero examines Dante’s life and work alongside the great political and cultural changes of his time.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 36 mm
A vital guide ... It is difficult to imagine anyone seriously interested in Dante who will not want to own this book -- AN Wilson * Times *
Barbero's Dante is a carefully built-up figure insulated from the extravagant fancies that have led more starry-eyed chroniclers astray... [A] richly informative biography of a man who can seem so reticent and aloof that at times it feels as if he's hiding behind the 14,233 verses of The Divine Comedy * New York Times *
Praise for The Battle: This is not just the best book on Waterloo I've read, it's also one of the most original and stimulating works of military history I've come across in years. -- Simon Shaw * Mail on Sunday *
A thoroughly readable, exciting account of a great clash of arm s ... Brilliant. -- Mark Adkin, author of * The Waterloo Companion *
Perhaps the most readable and original account for many years. -- John Childs, Professor of History, University of Leeds
Alessandro Barbero's new book deserves to be read by anyone with an interest in warfare. -- Dr Gary Sheffield, King's College London
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