Battle of Montaperti

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  • The Catholic Sin In Dante's The Inferno

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    Sin does not define who we are, what matters is if you decide to repent or not. These Catholic morals are what Dante Alighieri embedded into his epic poem The Inferno. In which Dante follows his guide Virgil through the nine circles of Hell. Alighieri shows hostility/compassion to Bocca Degli Abati, Ser Brunetto Latino, and Caiaphas through the use of there punishments, diction, and Dante’s words. Alighieri shows hostility toward Bocca Degli Abbati through his punishment and the protagonist’s actions

  • Diction And Diction In Dante Alighieri

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    Born and raised in Florence during periods of political instability and fragmentation, Dante Alighieri, a devoted White Guelph and poet, became very familiar with the conflicts rising between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines––and between the Blacks and Whites. When the Blacks eventually overpowered the Whites, Alighieri was exiled and wrote The Inferno, in which he directly described the politics of his life and pressed on the topics of sin, treachery, and loyalty, while mentioning specific Florentine

  • Duality Of Religion In Dante's Inferno

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    Jenny Tran Jude V. Nixon World Literature September 20, 2017 The Duality of Politics and Religion Within Dante’s Inferno Dante’s Inferno existed, without question, as an extension of the author’s personal faith, however; it also stands as an obviously bias, partisan manuscript. Dante Alighieri was conceived, lived and perished in a conflicted Italy, rife with political tension. He expended most of his young life embroiled in the policy and government of Florence and while the character Dante within

  • Themes In Dante Alighieri's Make Florence Great Again

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    Make Florence Great Again Dante Alighieri lived during a time of various warring political sides and became strongly involved in politics as much as his education and writing. He was then exiled by the unstable political climate but remained determined to contribute to Florence’s well being through his writing of the epic poem, The Inferno, attempting to cleanse corrupt figures, who he believed contributed no positive aspects to Florence, by putting them in certain places of his Hell. He creates

  • The 's Major Communal Centers : The Cathedral Complex, The Palazzo Pubblico, And The Piazza

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    depiction of the Virgin in Majesty. Flanking the Virgin are the four patron saints of the city; Saint Ansanus, Saint Sabinus, Saint Crescentius and Saint Victor. The piece expresses the formal dedication of the city to the Virgin in 1260 at the Battle of Montaperti against the Florentines. When it was hung in the Duomo, the piece was carried in a grand procession from Duccio di Niccolo’s workshop through the streets of the city, until it was hung above the altar in the cathedral. The celebration of the

  • Altarpiece Of St. Louis Of Toulouse And The Renaissance

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    While most Renaissance art is easily attributable to the artist that created it, an artist’s work could vary dramatically depending on the city and patron for which the piece was commissioned. The fourteenth century Sienese artist Simone Martini was and example of these easily recognizable artists. Martini was known for his Gothic style that was influenced by northern Europe, but within two of his panel paintings, The Altarpiece of St. Louis of Toulouse and The Annunciation, he exhibited different

  • Let The Punishment Fit The Crime

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    Buffy Lunsford – Montgomery World Literature Deborah Germany December 7, 2016 Let The Punishment Fit The Crime I grew up in a very strict, religious household and though I was never baptized in the religion I was a practicing Jehovah 's Witness till about the age of 25. I do still occasionally go to their meetings but more importantly I still believe the fundamentals of what they teach and Hell is not one of those fundamentals. Jehovah 's Witness 's believe that when you die that

  • Duccio’s Maestà Essay

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    In the early Renaissance era Florence and Siena were rivals in many aspects. The Battle of Montaperti was fought between the two in September of 1260. After their triumph over Florence, Siena used the monetary winnings for the building of the Palazzo Pubblico to serve the city in governmental, spiritual and social needs; it was comparable to the basilicas in ancient Rome in this aspect. The Palazzo Pubblico (fig. 1) was also made to compete with Florence’s already constructed Palazzo della Signoria1

  • Comparison Of The Political And Political Viewpoints In Dante's Inferno

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    Dante’s Inferno uses a man’s journey through hell, to give an eye-opening description of hell’s stark reality. Throughout his book, Dante uses the various levels to compare sins severities and their deserving punishments. Written in a time of political turmoil in Florence, Dante uses numerous historical figures to give examples of what he believed real immoralities would merit in hell. Comparing this book to the political differences of Dante’s time, a stark correlation can be made between Dante’s

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