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The Literary Background of the Divine Comedy
CHARACTER OF RELIGIOUS LITERATURE
POETRY OF LOVE AND SOCIETY
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Aeneid aesthetic Alighieri allegorical apocalyptic literature appears Arnaut Arnaut Daniel artistic Beatrice become Brunetto Latini canto canzone Cavalcanti character Christian Church circle classical Commedia Convivio criticism Dante Dante's Dantesque death devils didactic Divine Comedy earth earthly essay eternal ethical eyes Farinata feeling figure Florence Florentine Franciscan French Ghibellines Greek Guelfs Guido Guido Guinizelli heart Heaven heavenly Hell History human ideas imagination Inferno influence Italian Italy lady Latin less literary living London love-song lyric mediaeval Middle Ages moral motifs mysterious mystical nature Ovid Oxford Paradise philosophic Pier della Vigna pilgrim pious poem poet poet's poetic poetry political popular prose Provencal pure Purgatorio religion religious Roman sensuous sinners song sonnet Sordello soul speak spirit Statius style symbolic thee theology thirteenth century thou thought tion transl translated troubadours utterance verses Virgil vision Vita Nuova vols vulgari Eloquentia wanderer words York