Dante (Hardback)

Alessandro Barbero

A new biography of Dante in time for the 700th anniversary of his death.

An international bestseller

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy has defined how people imagine and depict heaven and hell for over 700 years. However, outside of Italy, his other works are not well-known, and less still is generally known about the context he wrote them in.

In Dante, Barbero brings the legendary author's Italy to life, describing the political intrigue, battles, city and society that shaped his life and work.

Publication date: 26/08/2021

£20.00

ISBN: 9781788166416

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, History & Classics

Translator: Allan Cameron

Dante (Ebook)

Alessandro Barbero

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A new biography of Dante in time for the 700th anniversary of his death.

An international bestseller

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy has defined how people imagine and depict heaven and hell for over 700 years. However, outside of Italy, his other works are not well-known, and less still is generally known about the context he wrote them in.

In Dante, Barbero brings the legendary author's Italy to life, describing the political intrigue, battles, city and society that shaped his life and work.

Publication date: 26/08/2021

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782837619

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B08MWWVJL3

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, History & Classics

Translator: Allan Cameron

Reviews for Dante

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Praise for The Battle:

This is not just the best book on Waterloo I've read, it's also one of the most original and stimulating works of military history I've come across in years.

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Simon Shaw Mail on Sunday

'A thoroughly readable, exciting account of a great clash of arm s ... Brilliant.'

Mark Adkin, author of The Waterloo Companion

'Perhaps the most readable and original account for many years.'

John Childs, Professor of History, University of Leeds 

'Alessandro Barbero's new book deserves to be read by anyone with an interest in warfare.'

Dr Gary Sheffield, King's College London 

Alessandro Barbero

Alessandro Barbero

Alessandro Barbero is an Italian historian, novelist and essayist. He won the 1996 Strega Prize, for Bella vita e guerre altrui di Mr. Pyle gentiluomo. Barbero is the author of The Battle, an account of the Battle of Waterloo, The Day of the Barbarians, the story of the Battle of Adrianople, and Charlemagne. He writes for Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa, is the editor of Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo and regularly appears on television and radio. In 2005, the Republic of France awarded Barbero with the title of Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres.