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Dante’s Bones

How a Poet Invented Italy

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674980839

Publication Date: 05/12/2020

Academic Trade

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

46 photos

Belknap Press

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  • Author’s Note
  • Prologue: A Discovery of Bones
  • Introduction: Dante’s Ghost
  • I. Bones of Contention and Nationhood
    • 1. Death and Burial in Ravenna
    • 2. A Marked Grave
    • 3. Florentine Remorse
    • 4. Holy Grave Robbers
    • 5. An Empty Tomb
    • 6. Prophet of Italy
    • 7. Saint Dante
  • II. Fragments of Redemption and Warfare
    • 8. The Redeemer
    • 9. Tomb of the Poet-Soldier
    • 10. Ill-Gotten Remains
    • 11. Manly Mediterranean Bones
    • 12. Dante’s Duce, Mussolini’s Dante
    • 13. Dante’s Roman Temple
    • 14. Wartime Perils
  • III. Relics of Return and Renewal
    • 15. Dante Dust
    • 16. Lost Treasure
    • 17. Saved by Love
    • 18. Dante’s Global Face
  • Note on Texts and Translations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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