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Dante"s two beloveds ethics and erotics in the Divine comedy by Olivia Holmes

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


  • Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321,
  • Ethics in literature,
  • Love in literature

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementOlivia Holmes.
LC ClassificationsPQ4414 .H656 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16728708M
ISBN 109780300125429
LC Control Number2008013919

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