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These essays show how Dante’s Commedia was appropriated across Europe through the ages, beginning in 15th-century Spain and finishing in 19th-century Italy. Published in conjunction with the Foundation of Italian Studies at University College Dublin, it demonstrates how ‘globalization’ – in a cultural sense – is an older phenomenon than we perhaps realize. Also included is an index to Dante’s works plus a comprehensive index of names.
The main area of Eric Haywood’s research is Italian Renaissance literature (including Ariosto, Machiavelli and writers of the kingdom of Naples. He lectures in the Italian department at University College Dublin.