Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 La divina commedia
(2,871 words)

Commedia; Commedìa; Comedia

‘The divine comedy’, ‘The comedy’

Dante Alighieri

Date: Between 1304 and 1321

Original Language: (Florentine vernacular) Italian


The Commedia (it is only called ‘divine’ from the 1555 Venetian edition by Lodovico Dolce) is a poem whose structural organization reflects the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, with three canticles (Hell, Purgatory and Paradise), 33 canti in each canticle, plus the proem at the beginning, making …

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de Ventura, Paolo, “ La divina commedia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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