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1. Life of Dante [2009]

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107 p : ill. ; 20 cm.
"Life of Dante" brings together the earliest accounts of Dante available, putting the celebratory essay of literary genius Giovanni Boccaccio together with the historical analysis of leading humanist Leonardo Bruni. Their writings, along with the other sources included in this volume, provide a wealth of insight and information into Dante's unique character and life, from his susceptibility to the torments of passionate love, his involvement in politics, scholastic enthusiasms and military experience, to the stories behind the greatest heights of his poetic achievements.Not only are these accounts invaluable for their subject matter, they are also seminal examples of early biographical writing. Also included in this volume is a biography of Boccaccio, perhaps as great an influence on world literature as Dante himself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847490919 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-11S-01
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xxiii, 150 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm.
A translation of the "First Life of St Francis" or Vita Prima of 1228, this text is in three parts. The first is devoted to the purity of St Francis's life and his teaching; the second relates the events of the last year of his life; and the third deals with his canonization and miracles. There is a full introduction with background information about Thomas of Celano and his relationship with St Francis as well as a survey of other biographical writings about St Francis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780281052455 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-11S-01
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vii, 252 p. : map ; 23 cm.
  • mThe physical environment and social services-- civic religion-- the urban economy-- social organizations and tensions-- political structures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719052033 20160527
A presentation of over one hundred documents, selected and coordinated from the urban civilization of Middle Ages Italy. By connecting documents in translation to recent scholarship and debates, this book serves to introduce topics, to illustrate themes through primary material and to indicate further relevant reading. After a general introduction, the book is divided into five sections on physical environment, civic religion, economy, society and politics. There are around 20 documents in each section; each document is individually introduced and set in its own context and unusual words are concepts are explained.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719052033 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-11S-01
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v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. Inferno
  • v. 2. Purgatorio
  • v. 3. Paradiso.
This is a new prose translation of Dante's epic. A newly edited version of the Italian text will be on facing pages. This edition includes fully comprehensive notes with the latest in contemporary scholarship as well as 16 short essays on special subjects at the end of the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195087406 20160528
This is the first volume of a new prose translation of Dante's epic - the first in twenty-five years. Robert Durling's translation brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell, with its terror, pathos, and sardonic humour, and its penetrating analyses of the psychology of sin and the ills that plague society. A newly edited version of the Italian text can be on facing pages, and this edition includes fully comprehensive notes as well as sixteen essays on special subjects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195087444 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-11S-01

5. The art of courtly love [1990 ... 1994]

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ix, 218 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Editor's Introduction Author's Preface Book One: Introduction to the Treatise on Love I. What Love Is II. Between What Persons Love May Exist III. Where Love Gets Its Name IV. What the Effect of Love Is V. What Persons Are Fit for Love VI. In What Manner Love May Be Acquired and in How Many Ways VII. The Love of the Clergy VIII. The Love of Nuns IX. Love Got With Money X. The Easy Attainment of One's Object XI. The Love of Peasants XII. The Love of Prostitutes Book Two: How Love May Be Retained I. How Love, When It Has Been Acquired, May Be Kept II. How a Love, Once Consummated, May Be Increased III. In What Ways Love May Be Decreased IV. How Love May Come to an End V. Indications That One's Love Is Returned VI. If One of the Lovers Is Unfaithful to the Other VII. Various Decisions in Love Cases VIII. The Rules of Love Book Three: The Rejection of Love Bibliography Genealogical Table.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231073059 20160528
After becoming popularized by the troubadours of southern France in the twelfth century, the social system of 'courtly love' soon spread. Evidence of the influence of courtly love in the culture and literature of most of western Europe spans centuries. This unabridged edition of codifies life at Queen Eleanor's court at Poitiers between 1170 and 1174 into 'one of those capital works which reflect the thought of a great epoch, which explain the secret of a civilization.' This translation of a work that may be viewed as didactic, mocking, or merely descriptive, preserves the attitudes and practices that were the foundation of a long and significant tradition in English literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231073059 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-11S-01
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116 p. ; 24 cm.
Discusses medieval economic thought, centering on the belief that usury was immoral and unnatural.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780942299151 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-11S-01
Book
3 volumes : ill., maps, genealogical tables ; 18 cm.
  • v. 1. Hell (L'inferno)
  • v. 2. Purgatory (Il purgatorio)
  • v. 3. Paradise (Il paradiso) /translated by Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds.
Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the nine circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned - from heretics and pagans to gluttons, criminals and seducers - who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in Dante's life. In this first part of his "Divine Comedy", Dante fused satire and humour with intellect and soaring passion to create an immortal Christian allegory of mankind's search for self-knowledge and spiritual enlightenment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140440065 20160616
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
HISTORY-11S-01