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The Complete Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Divine Comedy

by Guy P. Raffa

ISBN: 9780226702704 / 0226702707

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Dante Alighieri?s Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, references, and themes. But until the publication in 2007 of Guy Raffa?s guide to the Inferno, students lacked a suitable resource to help them navigate Dante?s underworld. With this new guide to the entire Divine Comedy, Raffa provides readers?experts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Dante neophytes, and everyone in between?with a map of the entire poem, from the lowest circle of Hell to the highest sphere of Paradise.

Based on Raffa?s original research and his many years of teaching the poem to undergraduates, The CompleteDanteworlds charts a simultaneously geographical and textual journey, canto by canto, region by region, adhering closely to the path taken by Dante himself through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. This invaluable reference also features study questions, illustrations of the realms, and regional summaries. Interpreting Dante?s poem and his sources, Raffa fashions detailed entries on each character encountered as well as on many significant historical, religious, and cultural allusions.

ISBN 13 978-02-26702-70-4
ISBN 10 0-226-70270-7
ASIN 0226702707
  • 9780226702704
Amazon Sales Rank 367,329
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Studio University of Chicago Press
Manufacturer University of Chicago Press
Package Quantity 1
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 5.5 x 1.0 x 8.5 inches. 0.97 pounds
Package Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.98 inches. 1.28 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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