The Vision of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise - Complete AND Illustrated

The Vision of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise - Complete AND Illustrated

by Dante Alighieri, Gustave Dore
     
 

This is the epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It…  See more details below

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This is the epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse".
This is Dante's complete version of The Vision of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise plus it is illustrated!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148296171
Publisher:
Robin Michell
Publication date:
01/12/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

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