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Dante: De vulgari eloquentia
     

Dante: De vulgari eloquentia

by Dante, Peter Dronke (Editor), Steven Botterill (Editor)
 

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De vulgari eloquentia, written by Dante in the early years of the fourteenth century, is the only known work of medieval literary theory to have been produced by a practicing poet, and the first to assert the intrinsic superiority of living, vernacular languages over Latin. Steven Botterill here offers the only Latin-English parallel-text edition of an important

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De vulgari eloquentia, written by Dante in the early years of the fourteenth century, is the only known work of medieval literary theory to have been produced by a practicing poet, and the first to assert the intrinsic superiority of living, vernacular languages over Latin. Steven Botterill here offers the only Latin-English parallel-text edition of an important early work by the author of the Divine Comedy, and the only English translation with thorough and up-to-date notes and introductory material.

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"This useful and readable new translation is certainly a welcome addition to the literature on Dante for both undergraduates and scholars." Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780521400640
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Classics Series , #5
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,122,944
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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