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2019

Medieval History

Journal

University of Pennsylvania

Inferno

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Carlino’S Crossings: Stuart Hood, Dante And A Civil War In Tuscany (1943-4), Nick Havely Dec 2019

Carlino’S Crossings: Stuart Hood, Dante And A Civil War In Tuscany (1943-4), Nick Havely

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

The essay – which forms part of a larger project on travelers across the Tuscan Apennines – addresses three aspects of Dante’s presence in the region: first the poet's documented associations with and references to the mountains in which Stuart Hood (1915-2011) would find himself during the later years of World War II; secondly how readers of Dante had traced those associations within this landscape, especially during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (from the rise of bourgeois tourism to the Second World War); and thirdly Hood's wartime journeys in the Apennines and the relevance of his reading of Dante ...


“La Guerra De La Pietate:” Dante’S Definition Of Moral Subject In The ‘Inferno’, Thomas Rendall Dec 2019

“La Guerra De La Pietate:” Dante’S Definition Of Moral Subject In The ‘Inferno’, Thomas Rendall

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

Although a pun on the word pietà has been widely recognized in Virgil’s rebuke to Dante for pitying the diviners and sorcerers in Inferno20, the possibility of a double meaning for the word in the poem’s statement of the subject in Canto 2 has generally been ignored. That a pun is present, however, is supported by the source for this passage in the meeting between the hero and his father in Book 6 of the Aeneid—a context in which the word’s Latin root meaning “filial piety” is clearly implied. By the Early Middle Ages “duty to ...