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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: February 2020

Chapter 1 - Dante’s Ethical Agenda

from Part I - Ethical and Political Manifesto

Summary

This chapter analyses the innovative moral structure of Dante’s afterlife as a whole. Where some scholars, such as Cogan and Moevs, have tried to set out an overarching moral rationale for the Commedia, Dante incorporates diverse ethical criteria for Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.