Medieval Optics and Theories of Light in the Works of Dante

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Lewiston, Jan 1, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 301 pages
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This study investigates Dante's knowledge of several traditions of the extensive medieval literature on light and optics and examines how he assimilates and reworks related imagery, themes, and motifs in his writing.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Science of Perspective Light Vision and Optics
7
Optics and Vision in Dante before the Comedy
39
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Simon Gilson is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Warwick.

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