The presence of quotations from the Laus heremiticae vitae contained in Peter Damian’s letter 28 in Paradiso XXI has led scholars to claim that Dante was familiar with the writings of the hermit and cardinal who lived in the 11th century. Instead, the author believes that Dante had only read the Laus heremiticae vitae, which circulated independently of the other works of Peter Damian, whose writings were otherwise unknown to Alighieri. This conclusion is reached on the basis of the poor quality of the information Dante offers on Peter Damian’s biography, which derives from the traditions of Ravenna and not from Fonte Avellana, where he could have found the manuscripts of the hermit and cardinal’s works.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Dante reader of Pier Damiani?|
|Numero di pagine||17|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2021|
- Dante and Peter Damian
- Dante e Pier Damiani