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Dante Encyclopedia (Hardback)
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Dante Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 1006 Pages / Published: 06/04/2000
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Available for the first time in paperback, this essential resource presents a systematic introduction to Dante's life and works, his cultural context and intellectual legacy.

The only such work available in English, this Encyclopedia:







brings together contemporary theories on Dante, summarizing them in clear and vivid prose

provides in-depth discussions of the Divine Comedy, looking at title and form, moral structure, allegory and realism, manuscript tradition, and also taking account of the various editions of the work over the centuries

contains numerous entries on Dante's other important writings and on the major subjects covered within them

addresses connections between Dante and philosophy, theology, poetics, art, psychology, science, and music as well as critical perspective across the ages, from Dante's first critics to the present.



Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780815316596
Number of pages: 1006
Weight: 2070 g
Dimensions: 246 x 174 x 54 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This massive but highly readable reference work can be used often by educators and general readers alike...it has remarkable consistency of style, content, an space...This information makes interesting reading. High level of clarity, insight, and sopistication is maintained throughout..." - American Reference Books Annual

"...a splendid work, highly recommended for all academic libraries concerned with the humanities." - Choice

"...almost unprecedented in our language... An indispensable reference work for most libraries... Highly recommended." - Library Journal

"Comprehensive and authoritative, offering the reader access to both Dante's personal genius, as well as the time in which he lived...the Dante Encyclopedia returns real value for the investment. Both serious Dante scholars and undergraduates studying him for the first time will benefit from this reference. It is an Encyclopedia that does justice to its subject, and that is saying a lot." - Against the Grain

"The premier English-language reference source on Dante... Comp lit will never be the same." - College and Research Libraries News

'a text that speaks to our culture and responds to our concerns' - Simone Marchesi, Princeton University


This massive but highly readable reference work can be used often by educators and general readers alike...it has remarkable consistency of style, content, and space....This information makes interesting reading. High level of clarity, insight, and sophistication is maintained throughout....."-American Reference Books Annual

..."a splendid work, highly recommended for all academic libraries concerned with the humanities." -Choice

'...almost unprecedented in our language... An indispensable reference work for most libraries... Highly recommended." -Library Journal (starred review)

"Comprehensive and authoritative, offering the reader access to both Dante's personal genius, as well as the time in which he lived....the "Dante Encyclopedia returns real value for the investment. Both serious Dante scholars and undergraduates studying him for the first time will benefit from this reference. It is an encyclopedia that does justice to its subject, and that is saying a lot."-Against the Grain

"The premier English-language reference source on Dante.... Comp lit will never be the same."-College and Research Libraries News

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