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Dante and Islam$
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Jan M. Ziolkowski

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823263868

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.001.0001

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Dante and Islamic Culture

Dante and Islamic Culture

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(p.45) Dante and Islamic Culture
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Dante and Islam
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Maria Corti

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0003

Sets forth methodological principles for continued work on the relationship between Dante and Islam; namely, interdiscursivity, intertextuality, and the claim of direct source material. Examples of each possibility are provided by examining first a generally understood Muhammadan prohibition to go beyond the Straits of Gibraltar as cultural context for Dante’s Ulysses, then the particular use of the Summa alexandrinorum (based on Arabic translations of Aristotle) as a source for Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, and finally correlations between the Comedy and the Liber scale machometi that suggest a direct line of transmission. In each case, attention is given to the material transmission of ideas and texts. This effort reaffirms (and reinterprets) the belief of Ernst Robert Curtius that the paramount task remaining for Dante scholars is to study methodically his relationship to the Latin Middle Ages.

Keywords:   Dante Alighieri, Brunetto Latini, Ulysses, Liber scale machometi

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