Helpful Bibliography

I’ve put together a little list of helpful sources which might come in useful for your Dante-related academic conundrums. It’s by no means exhaustive, so don’t rely completely on it; it’s intended as a starting point only.

Theology

  • Barolini, Teodolinda, The Undivine Comedy: Detheologizing Dante (Oxford: Princeton University Press, 1992)
  • Bedini, Serena, ‘Prophecies in Dante’s Commedia‘, in Rassegna della Letteratura Italiana, 113 (2009), 543
  • Collins, James Daniel, Pilgrim in love: the spirituality of Dante (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1984
  • Higgins, David H., Dante and the Bible : an introduction (Bristol: University of Bristol Press, 1992
  • Lacroix, Jean, ‘Prophecies and prophecy in Dante’s Commedia‘, in Moyen Age, 114 (2008), 429-30
  • Smith, Forrest S., Secular and sacred visionaries in the late Middle Ages (London and New York: Garland, 1985)
Politics
  • Canning, Jospeh, A history of medieval political thought, 300-1450 (London: Routledge, 1996)
  • Crum, Roger J. and Paoletti, John T., Renaissance Florence: a social history (Cambridge: CUP, 2006)
  • Ferrante, Joan M., The political vision of the Divine Comedy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984)
  • Gilson, Simon, Dante and Renaissance Florence (Cambridge: CUP, 2005)
  • Keen, Catherine, Dante and the City (Brimscombe Port : Tempus, 2003)
  • Reynolds, Barbara, Dante : the poet, the political thinker, the man (London: I. B. Tauris, 2006)
  • Trexler, Richard C., Public Life in Renaissance Florence (London and New York: Academic Press, 1980)
  • Weissman, Ronald F. E., Ritual brotherhood in Renaissance Florence (London and New York: Academic Press, 1982)
Literary Studies
  • Ahern, John, ‘The New Life of the Book: the Implied Reader of the Vita Nuova’, in Dante Studies, 110 (1992), 1-16
  • Baronlini, Teodolinda, Dante and the origins of Italian literary culture (New York : FordhamUniversity Press, 2006)
    — Dante’s poets: textuality and truth in the Comedy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984)
  • Boyde, Patrick, Dante’s Style in his Lyric Poetry (Cambridge: CUP, 1971)
    Perception and passion in Dante’s ‘Comedy’ (Cambridge: CUP, 1993)
  • Davenport, W. A., Medieval narrative: an introduction (Oxford: OUP, 2004)
  • Hainsworth, Peter, ‘Rhetorics of Autobiography in Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio’, Journal of the Institute of Romance Studies, 3 (1994-95),  53-63
  • Harrison, Robert Pogue, The Body of Beatrice (Baltimore; John Hopkins University Press, 1988)
  • Nardi, Bruno, Dante e la cultura medievale, ed. by Paolo Mazzantini (Bari: Laterza, 1985) 
Biographical
  • Anderson, William, Dante the maker (London: Routledge, 1980)
  • Hawkins, Peter S., Dante: a brief history (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2006)
  • Jacoff, Rachel, The Cambridge companion to Dante, 2nd edn. (Cambridge: CUP, 2007) – available online  for free HERE (login with your University username and password)

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