The Complete Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Divine by Guy P. Raffa

By Guy P. Raffa

Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy has, regardless of its huge, immense reputation and value, frequently stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, references, and topics. yet until eventually the book in 2007 of man Raffa’s advisor to the Inferno, scholars lacked an appropriate source to aid them navigate Dante’s underworld. With this new advisor to the total Divine Comedy, Raffa presents readers—experts within the heart a long time and Renaissance, Dante neophytes, and everybody in between—with a map of the full poem, from the bottom circle of Hell to the top sphere of Paradise.

Based on Raffa’s unique learn and his decades of educating the poem to undergraduates, The Complete Danteworlds charts a at the same time geographical and textual trip, canto through canto, quarter by means of quarter, adhering heavily to the trail taken by way of Dante himself via Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. This valuable reference additionally gains learn questions, illustrations of the nation-states, and local summaries. reading Dante’s poem and his assets, Raffa models targeted entries on every one personality encountered in addition to on many major ancient, non secular, and cultural allusions.

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