Dante and the Mystical Tradition
Bernard of Clairvaux in the Commedia
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Dante and the Mystical Tradition by Steven Botterill
Book DescriptionIn this study, Steven Botterill explores the intellectual relationship between the greatest poet of the fourteenth century, Dante, and the greatest spiritual writer of the twelfth century, Bernard of Clairvaux. Botterill analyses the narrative episode involving Bernard as a character in the closing cantos of the Paradiso, against the background of his medieval reputation as a contemplative mystic, devotee of Mary, and, above all, a preacher of outstanding eloquence. Botterill draws on a wide range of materials to establish and illustrate the connections between Bernard's reputation and his portrayal in Dante's poem. Botterill's fresh approach to the analysis of the whole episode will provoke the reader to re-evaluate the significance and implications of Bernard's presence in the Commedia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521021722
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steven Botterill
Inferno, Hardback (March 2009)
Offers a bilingual text and features a translation of the canticle of "The Divine Comedy" by the translator of Virgil's "Aeneid" and Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey". This title includes an introduction and notes by Anthony Oldcorn.
Dante: De Vulgari Eloquentia, Paperback (September 2005)
The first Latin-English text of Dante's treatise on language, together with notes and introduction.
Dante and the Mystical Tradition, Hardback (May 1994)
Reinterpretation of the significance of the figure of St Bernard in Dante's Commedia.
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