Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


Reading Dante, Paperback / softback Book

Reading Dante Paperback / softback

Part of the The Open Yale Courses series


A towering figure in world literature, Dante wrote his great epic poem Commedia in the early fourteenth century.

The work gained universal acclaim and came to be known as La Divina Commedia, or The Divine Comedy.

Giuseppe Mazzotta brings Dante and his masterpiece to life in this exploration of the man, his cultural milieu, and his endlessly fascinating works. Based on Mazzotta's highly popular Yale course, this book offers a critical reading of The Divine Comedy and selected other works by Dante.

Through an analysis of Dante's autobiographical Vita nuova, Mazzotta establishes the poetic and political circumstances of The Divine Comedy.

He situates the three sections of the poem-Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise-within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, and he explores the political, philosophical, and theological topics with which Dante was particularly concerned.


Other Formats


Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Giuseppe Mazzotta   |  View all

Also in the The Open Yale Courses series   |  View all