Dante Alighieri
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420 pages
Published 2008 by Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli (first published 1313)
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Sean Morrison
Everyone who thinks that America should embrace its imperial ambitions should read this book. It's the ultimate argument about why we should quit screwing around and just take over the world.
It is sad to think that this sober and astonishing critique on the foundations of the Church was included in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum; for Dante, with sublime and shrewd power of analysis, takes to task the perennial questions on the real power and role of the Roman Catholic Church in the affairs of mankind. Interpreting from scripture, he dissects the meaning behind the "two keys" and the misinterpretation by which the powers at the time, may have placed in the gospels to validate their...more
Juka Pakatsoshvili
a little strange book. actually i disagree in a few points. first of all, i don't believe in Universal Pease, secondly, although Homer seems to be more liberal, Dante considers Aristotle's position more convincing. moreover, mankind can't be ruled by a single monarch or whatever this person is supposed to be called. aand as far as conflict is concerned, it can even occur between God and Emperor, it seems as if one should quit existence for another's wellfare. the statement i strongly disagree is...more
Pater Edmund
When I first read the Monarchia a few years ago I was rather disapointed, both by the rather pedantic style and by the weakness of some of the arguments. The main argument in Book I. that universal empire will eliminate envy still seems to me rather week, but this time I am beginning to see the hidden brilliance of much of the rest of the book. For example the argument for world-empire from the agency of the Creator wishing to bring about His likeness in creation in 1.8.
I have this vision of Dante stepping up to a diving board, waving his arms, yelling "Look at Me-e-e-e-e-e!" and then face-planting into the pool. Right, it would have been cute if you were six, but you aren't. Go home, Dante. Go home.
Stephen McGrath
VASTLY underrated book which is more about the powers which we let govern our lives than the Italy of Dante...
Gwen Burrow
Dante is a dear old chap, amusing even when he's seismically wrong.
Seriously?!? Don't do it dude!
I love Dante, but this... is... dry.
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Dante Alighieri, or simply Dante (May 14/June 13 1265 – September 13/14, 1321), is one of the greatest poets in the Italian language; with the comic story-teller Boccaccio and the poet Petrarch, he forms the classic trio of Italian authors. Dante Alighieri was born in the city-state Florence in 1265. He first saw the woman, or rather the child, who was to become the poetic love of his life when he...more
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