2019: XXI

Fiorenza e le altre. Risonanze politico-ideologiche dei toponimi in Dante e altri scrittori

Pubblicato 2019-11-20

Parole chiave

  • place-names,
  • medieval poetry,
  • Dante’s Comedy,
  • Fiorenza


Place-names may influence the meaning of the literary text in which they memory or bearers of ideological value, as in several examples of medieval poetry and particularly in Dante’s Comedy. This paper examines the value assumed by the most important toponym of the poem, that of Dante’s home town: Fiorenza, linking it with the process of personification of the city and Dante’s controversy involving the civitas diaboli.