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Title: Dante and the Franciscans: Poverty and the Papacy in the 'Commedia'
Author: Havely, Nick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2004
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521833059
Volumes: 1; Pages: 230
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Nick Havely examines the connections between Dante, the Franciscans and the papacy in respect to fundamental aspects of the Commedia. Shedding new light on Dante's poem, he offers a detailed account of the Franciscans in late Medieval and early Renaissance Italy, which will be of interest to scholars of church history as well as literary scholars.ContentsIntroduction1. From shame to honour: Tuscan and Franciscan poverty2. Inferno: avarice and authority3. Purgatorio: poverty in spirit4. Paradiso: poverty and authority; Epilogue.