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Dante Alighieri Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about Dante Alighieri, the time, place, players, and culture?

The Divine Comedy

Harvard Classics edition

Vita Nuova

Dante's love poem to Beatrice.


Dante's unfinished meditation on philosophy.


Dante's treatise on the relationship between church and state.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Dante's entry in the online text.

Dethroning Dante

1965 article from Time magazine.

Mr. Longfellow's Dante

An 1867 of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's translation of The Inferno.

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