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Dante: de Vulgari Eloquentia: DANTE

by.. DanteEditorSteven Botterill, Peter Dronke

Paperback | September 15, 2005

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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.
Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante. His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. This brief collection of 31 poems, held together...
Title:Dante: de Vulgari Eloquentia: DANTEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.31 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521409233

ISBN - 13:9780521409230


Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"This useful and readable new translation is certainly a welcome addition to the literature on Dante for both undergraduates and scholars." Choice