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Title Ethics, politics and justice in Dante / edited by Giulia Gaimari and Catherine Keen.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 176 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Ethics, Politics and Justice in Dante presents new research by international scholars on the themes of ethics, politics and justice in the works of Dante Alighieri, including chapters on Dante's modern 'afterlife'. Together the chapters explore how Dante's writings engage with the contemporary culture of medieval Florence and Italy, and how and why his political and moral thought still speaks compellingly to modern readers. The collection's contributors range across different disciplines and scholarly traditions - history, philology, classical reception, philosophy, theology - to scrutinise Dante's Divine Comedy and his other works in Italian and Latin, offering a multi-faceted approach to the evolution of Dante's political, ethical and legal thought throughout his writing career. Certain chapters focus on his early philosophical Convivio and on the accomplished Latin Eclogues of his final years, while others tackle knotty themes relating to judgement, justice, rhetoric and literary ethics in his Divine Comedy, from hell to paradise. The closing chapters discuss different modalities of the public reception and use of Dante's work in both Italy and Britain, bringing the volume's emphasis on morality, political philosophy, and social justice into the modern age of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. -- Provided by Publisher.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; List of contributors; Editions followed and abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Justice in the Heart; 1. On Grammar and Justice: Notes on Convivio, II. xii. 1-7; 2. A Classicising Friar in Dante's Florence:Servasanto da Faenza, Dante and the Ethics of Friendship; 3. An Ethical and Political Bestiary in the First Canto of Dante's Comedy; 4. Lust and the Law: Reading and Witnessing in InfernoV; 5. More than an Eye for an Eye: Dante's Sovereign Justice
6. 'Ritornerò profeta': The Epistle of St James and the Crowning of Dante's Patience7. Ethical Distance and Political Resonance in the Eclogues of Dante; I. Two Reflections on Dante's Political and Ethical Afterlives; 8. Dante's Fortuna: An Overview of Canon Formation and National Contexts; 9. Responses to Dante in the New Millennium; Bibliography; Index; Backcover
Note On-line resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 19, 2019)
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. (OCoLC)fst00029097
Ethics in literature.
Politics in literature.
Justice in literature.
Morale dans la littérature.
Justice dans la littérature.
Literary essays.
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval.
Literary studies: poetry & poets.
Literary theory.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Poetry.
Ethics in literature. (OCoLC)fst00915860
Justice in literature. (OCoLC)fst00985152
Politics in literature. (OCoLC)fst01896084
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Gaimari, Giulia, editor.
Keen, Catherine, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Ethics, politics and justice in Dante. London : UCL Press, 2019 1787352285 (OCoLC)1079846360
ISBN 1787352277 (PDF)
9781787352308 (Epub)
1787352307 (Epub)
9781787352278 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000066426336

 
    
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