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One of the main usually brought up texts on Dante's lifestyles and writings, this valuable examine illuminates the Divine Comedy in addition to the nice Florentine poet's different works. writer Paget Toynbee used to be the main influential Dantean pupil of his period, and this, his most generally recognized paintings, offers a great account of 1 of the pivotal thinkers of the early Italian Renaissance. Toynbee's meticulous recognition to aspect and transparent research supply a concise account of Dante's international. along with being a important reference for students, the booklet additionally serves as a gateway to the earlier for an individual drawn to heritage or literature.
Toynbee's examine opens with old history on thirteenth-century Florence, which comes alive with the contention among the 2 political events, the Guelfs and the Ghibellines. It lines the poet's beginning and ancestry; his early life, schooling, and army carrier; and his inner most and public lifestyles, from his condemnation and exile to his dying and next repute. Anecdotes approximately Dante's character and personality through Boccaccio and different contemporaries brighten up the publication, which concludes with an exploration of the Vita Nuova, the Convivio, and the Divine Comedy, in addition to Dante's Latin works.

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