Inferno The Divine ComedyModern Library #ad - In the inferno, dante not only judges sin but strives to understand it so that the reader can as well. For, without a trace of sentimentality or intellectual compromise, as Dante insists, even Hell is a work of divine art. Esolen also provides a critical introduction and endnotes, plus appendices containing Dante’s most important sources—from Virgil to Saint Thomas Aquinas and other Catholic theologians—that deftly illuminate the religious universe the poet inhabited.
An extraordinary new verse translation of dante’s masterpiece, by poet, scholar, and lauded translator Anthony EsolenOf the great poets, Dante is one of the most elusive and therefore one of the most difficult to adequately render into English verse. With this major new translation, poetry with meaning, capturing both the poem’s line-by-line vigor and its allegorically and philosophically exacting structure, Anthony Esolen has succeeded brilliantly in marrying sense with sound, yielding an Inferno that will be as popular with general readers as with teachers and students.
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The religious and philosophical value of The Confessions is unquestionable--now modern readers will have easier access to St. Chadwick renders the details of Augustine's conversion in clear, modern English. Confessions. Ambrose of milan, and of other early Christians like Victorinus, who gave up a distinguished career as a rhetorician to adopt the orthodox faith.
Confessions Oxford World's Classics #ad - Modern Library. In this intensely personal narrative, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood.
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Confessions. Hackett. Modern Library. R. Under lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor anyone else need fear nodding off. The translation is accompanied by an exhilarating Introduction by W. Such misconceptions are unlikely to survive a reading of Lombardo's rendering, tenderness, irony, comedy, which vividly mirrors the brutality, sadness, and eeriness of Ovid's vast world as well as the poem’s effortless pacing.
Metamorphoses Hackett Classics #ad - Johnson that unweaves and reweaves many of the poem’s most important themes while showing how the poet achieves some of his most brilliant effects. An analytical table of contents, a catalog of transformations, and a glossary are also included.
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Drawn from her surviving love letters and court records, the Burgermeister's Daughter is a fascinating examination of the politics of sexuality, gender and family in the 16th century, and a powerful testament to the courage and tenacity of a woman who defied the inequalities of this distant age. Anna eventually escaped and continued her suit against her father, her siblings and her home town in a bitter legal battle that was to last 30 years and end only upon her death.
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Now a noted historian, an honorable peasant woman, why bertrande de rols, has searched archives and lawbooks to add new dimensions to a tale already abundant in mysteries: we are led to ponder how a common man could become an impostor in the sixteenth century, and why lawyers, poets, who served as consultant for a new French film on Martin Guerre, would accept such a man as her husband, and men of letters like Montaigne became so fascinated with the episode.
The Return of Martin Guerre #ad - Natalie zemon davis reconstructs the lives of ordinary people, in a sparkling way that reveals the hidden attachments and sensibilities of nonliterate sixteenth-century villagers. Confessions. The clever peasant arnaud du tilh had almost persuaded the learned judges at the Parlement of Toulouse when, and reestablished his claim to the identity, denounced Arnaud, property, a man swaggered into the court on a wooden leg, on a summer’s day in 1560, and wife of Martin Guerre.
It is also a remarkable psychological narrative about where self-fashioning stops and lying begins. Harvard University Press. Here we see men and women trying to fashion their identities within a world of traditional ideas about property and family and of changing ideas about religion.
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Why did people choose the reformation? what was in the evangelical teaching that excited, moved or persuaded them? Andrew Pettegree tackles these questions directly by re-examining the reasons that moved millions to this decisive and traumatic break with a shared Christian past. Hackett. Modern Library. Harvard University Press.
Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion #ad - Hackett. He explores the different media of conversion through which the Reformation message was communicated and the role of drama, sermons, song and the book.
Purgatory The Divine ComedyModern Library #ad - Harvard University Press. Anthony esolen’s acclaimed translation of inferno, “follows Dante through all his spectacular range, as he does, commanding where he is commanding, Princeton professor James Richardson said, wrestling, with the density and darkness in language and in the soul. Hackett. In this second and perhaps most imaginative part of his masterwork, Dante struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory, still guided by Virgil, in a continuation of his difficult ascent to purity.
Confessions. A new translation by anthony esolen illustrations by gustave doré written in the fourteenth century by Italian poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, Purgatory, The Divine Comedy is arguably the greatest epic poem of all time—presenting Dante’s brilliant vision of the three realms of Christian afterlife: Inferno, and Paradise.
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