The Life & Times of Dante

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The Life & Times of Dante, hardcover, 75 pages, condition very good

The Divine Comedy is generally considered the greatest work in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. Despite its timeless appeal and otherworldly themes, the Comedy is very much a commentary on the particular political situation within Florence, Italy, and Europe as a whole. In order to understand Dante's masterpiece, we need to understand the context in which it was written, amongst the tumultuous politics of 14th century Florence.