Dante (Hardback)
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Dante (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 26/08/2021
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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.

An international bestseller Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy has defined how people imagine and depict heaven and hell for over 700 years. However, outside of Italy, his other works are not well-known, and less still is generally known about the context he wrote them in. In Dante, Barbero brings the legendary author's Italy to life, describing the political intrigue, battles, city and society that shaped his life and work.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788166416
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 36 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Clear, balanced ... impressive * FT *
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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