Aids to the study of Dante

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Bibliography: p. [429]-430 I. The times of Dante: Church, R.W. Florentine political feuds and their influence upon Dante. Norton, C.E. The intellectual and moral awakening of Italy.- II. Sources of our knowledge of Dante: Giovanni Villani, Boccaccio, Filippo Villani, Lionardo Bruni. Norton, C.E. What is definitely known on Dante's life.- III. Dante's personal appearance: Norton, C.E. Portraits and masks.- IV. The Vita nuova: Dinsmore, C.A. Lyrical poetry before the time of Dante. Gaspary, A. The meaning and character of the Vita nuova. Norton, C.E. On the structure of the Vita nuova.- V. Minor works: Norton, Bryce, Saintsbury, Scartazzini, Dinsmore.- VI. The Divina commedia: Longfellow, Gardner, Federn. Witte, K. Dante's commedia. Dante's letter to Can Grande [text] Gardner, E.C. The moral topography of the Inferno. Comparetti, D. The nature of Vergil in the Divina commedia. Gardner, E.G. Structure and moral significance of Purgatory. Thomas Aquina. [Selections tr. from the Summa theologica] Scartazzini, G.A. Beatrice. Dinsmore, C.A. The Paradiso.- VII. Interpretation: Church, R.W. The character, purpose, and poetic qualities of the Divina commedia. Gaspary, A. The poetry of the Inferno. Lowell, J.R. The Divina commedia the embodiment of the Christian idea of a triumphant life 26
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