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Dante and Islam, A Prose/Poem 6/19/2014
(2014)
  • Charles Kay Smith, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Abstract

In this poem, Dante is revealed as a scholar of Islamic literature who was influenced by two islamic texts about Muhammad's visits to Purgatory and Hell narrated in the The Isra, and whose visit to Paradise was recorded in The Mirage. The concept of Limbo introduced by Dante in his Divine Comedy was an Islamic/Christian hybrid new to his first readers.

Publication Date
June 19, 2014
Citation Information
Charles Kay Smith. "Dante and Islam, A Prose/Poem 6/19/2014" (2014)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/charleskaysmith/142/