From Florence to the Heavenly City : The Poetry of Citizenship in Dante Hardback
Dante's political thought has long constituted a major area of interest for Dante studies, yet the poet's political views have traditionally been considered a self-contained area of study and viewed in isolation from the poet's other concerns.
Consequently, the symbolic and poetic values which Dante attaches to political structures have been largely ignored or marginalised by Dante criticism.
This omission is addressed here by Claire Honess, whose study of Dante's poetry of citizenship focuses on more fundamental issues, such as the relationship between the individual and the community, the question of what it means to be a citizen, and above all the way in which notions of cities and citizenship enter the imagery and structure of the Commedia.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Maney Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/03/2006
- Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
- ISBN: 9781904350712