Dante: De vulgari eloquentia / Edition 1

Dante: De vulgari eloquentia / Edition 1

by Dante
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521409233

ISBN-13: 9780521409230

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521409230
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Select bibliography; A note on the text; De vulgari eloquentia Book I, Book II; Explanatory notes; Index.

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