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Dante Alighieri: A Product of His Age. Introduction to the Inferno Mr. Kilbridge Tours of Hell. Presentation Outline. His years: A Time of Transition & Tumult Political World Cultural Milieu Intellectual Movements Religious Paradigm. Dante Alighieri. Florence, Italy 1265 – 1321

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Dante alighieri a product of his age

Dante Alighieri: A Product of His Age

Introduction to the Inferno

Mr. Kilbridge

Tours of Hell


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

  • His years: A Time of Transition & Tumult

  • Political World

  • Cultural Milieu

  • Intellectual Movements

  • Religious Paradigm


Dante alighieri

Dante Alighieri

  • Florence, Italy

  • 1265 – 1321

  • Period and location of Transition and Tumult

    • Intellectually, politically, culturally, religiously, economically


Political world

Political World

  • Florence, Italian City-State

  • Local Issues:

    • Merchants v. Aristocracy

    • Guelfs v. Ghibellines (previous generation)

    • White Guelfs v. Black Guelfs

      • Dante was a city Prior (one of 6 leaders of the city)

      • Boniface VIII supports Blacks.

      • Exiled in 1301 (Verona 1304, died in Ravenna

  • Larger Issues:

    • Papacy v. Holy Roman Empire

    • Frederick Hohenstaufen, King of Sicily, HRE, wants control N. Italy, papal states would be surrounded

  • The Importance of Exile as a theme in the Comedia


Cultural milieu

Cultural Milieu

  • Renaissance/ High Middle Ages

  • “Courtly Love” of Beatrice

    • Chivalry

    • La Vita Nuova

  • Personal insight into Suffering and Ecstasy


Dante alighieri a product of his age

Mirror case, courtly scenes. Paris, first third of the 14th century. Carved ivory. Department of Decorative Arts, Richelieu. (source: Wikipedia)


Dante alighieri a product of his age

Lovers, Pulled in a Basket,

Kristan of Hamle

Codex Manesse, 1305-1340

(source: Wikipedia)


Intellectual movements

Intellectual Movements

  • Renaissance – Ad Fontes – Transition

  • Virgil, poet of the Aeneid, serves as his guide

    • Founding of Rome is his story (empire & Church)


Dante alighieri a product of his age

Madonna and Child, Duccio di Buoninsegna, c. 1300 (source: Wikipedia, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The Benoid Madonna, Leonardo da Vinci, 1478 (source: Wikipedia, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg


Religious paradigm

Religious Paradigm

  • Journey of the Soul

    • Plato, Odysseus, Augustine (J. Campbell “Monomyth”?)

    • Autobiographical?

  • Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), Heaven (Paradiso)

    • Free Will, salvation, damnation

    • City of God vs. City of Man; Community vs. Individual

    • Prophetic literature

  • Symbolism  Scholasticism

    • Thomas Aquinas 1274

    • Allegory and structure


Journey of the soul

Journey of the Soul

Realm of Form/God/Heaven

Perversion

Reversion

Conversion


Hero s journey joseph campbell

Hero’s Journey – Joseph Campbell

http://9poundhammer.blogspot.com/2009/02/heros-journey.html


Dante alighieri a product of his age

Ladder to Heaven


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