Prophecies and prophecy in Dante's Commedia
2008, cm 17 x 24, x-228 pp.
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This study of the prophecies in Dante’s Commedia lists and examines all of the prophetic passages in the poem with the intention of providing a comprehensive and integrated basis for an understanding of Dante’s use of prophecy in the poem. With Dante’s text as its starting point, it proposes new conclusions about the mechanism of prophecy and presents some suggestions about the status of his text and its truth claims.
Robert Wilson is a Lecturer in the Italian Department of the University of St. Andrews. His research interest is primarily in Dante, including the early commentaries on the Commedia, and classical literature and ideas in Dante. He also studies Italian detective fiction.