Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 14387
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Derla , Luigi.
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  • Title: Francesca, una Beatrice incompiuta (INF V 73-143) [Dante's Francesca da Rimini is an example of heroic love; the poet found precedents in Ovid's "Heroides" and Virgil's portrait of Dido; Francesca and Paolo fit the stereotype of courtly lovers, but Dante's opinion of their surrender to passion is negative, because they separated themselves from God; Francesca, the earthly woman, is contrasted with Beatrice, the heavenly one, with Francesca being an incomplete version of the other].
  • Source: Italian Quarterly 34, (Summer-Fall 1997): Pages 5 - 20.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beatrice (Literary Figure) Dante Alighieri, Poet- Divina Commedia- Inferno Francesca da Rimini Literature- Verse Ovid, Ancient Poet- Heroides Sources Virgil, Ancient Poet- Aeneid Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00212954
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