Dante and the Franciscans: Poverty and the Papacy in the Commedia by Nick HavelyDante and the Franciscans: Poverty and the Papacy in the Commedia by Nick Havely

Dante and the Franciscans: Poverty and the Papacy in the Commedia

byNick Havely

Paperback | January 9, 2009

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Nick Havely examines the connections between Dante, the Franciscans and the papacy in respect to fundamental aspects of the Commedia. Shedding new light on Dante's poem, he offers a detailed account of the Franciscans in late Medieval and early Renaissance Italy, which will be of interest to scholars of church history as well as literary scholars.
Title:Dante and the Franciscans: Poverty and the Papacy in the CommediaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:January 9, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521099048

ISBN - 13:9780521099042

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Note on citations, translations and manuscript sources; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. From shame to honour: Tuscan and Franciscan poverty; 2. Inferno: avarice and authority' 3. Purgatorio: poverty in spirit; 4. Paradiso: poverty and authority; Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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"Havely has shown convincingly how pervasive the influence of the literature surrounding these controversies is on teh Commedia and how essential for an understanding of the poem's recurrent concern with papal power and evangelical poetry. One of the book's most original assertionsi s that the authority of evangelical poverty is closely intertwined with the authority of prophecy and hence with Dante's concern with teh authority of his own poetic voice."- Penn Szittya, Georgetown University