Dante and the Human Body

Eight Essays

Edited by: Jennifer Petrie, John C. Barnes

The essays in this volume explore Dante's interest in the human body from various intellectual standpoints, the contributors being a mixture of historians, literary scholars, and theologians. They are: 'The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body in the Commedia' by Simon A. Gilson (University of Warwick); 'Dante, Medicine and the Invisible Body' by Vivian Nutton (Wellcome Trust Centre, University of London); 'The Scientific Context of Dante's Embryology' by Joseph Ziegler (University of Haifa); 'Sanatio and Salvatio: 'Body' and Soul in the Experience of Dante's Afterlife' by Simone De Angelis (University of Berne); 'Nostalgia in Heaven: Embraces, Affection and Identity in the Commedia' by Manuele Gragnolati (Somerville College, Oxford); 'Divina anatomia: Laying Bare Body and Soul in the Commedia' by Elizabeth Mozzillo-Howell (formerly of the University of Cambridge); ''La rosa in che il verbo divino carne si fece': Human Bodies and Truth in the Poetic Narrative of the Commedia' by Vittorio Montemaggi (Churchill College, Cambridge); and 'World and Body: A Study in Dante's Cosmological Hermeneutics' by Oliver Davies (King's College, London).

224 pages

Publication Date: 12/20/2007
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846820908