There is something to be said for teaching everything to somebody, as compared with the modern notion of teaching nothing, and the same sort of nothing, to everybody. — G. K. Chesterton

Stories from Dante - S. Cunnington



This book provides an excellent introduction to the politics and personalities of 13th century Italy. It includes 20 short biographies of characters who are mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy, and provides enough information about the politics of the region to make sense of the contentious wars and personal rivalries that animated the Saints and Sinners featured in Dante's masterpiece.