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Heaven and Earth from BL YT 36, f. 130

Heaven and Earth from BL YT 36, f. 130

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Miniature of Beatrice explaining to Dante that the universe is a hierarchy of being, with creatures devoid of reason in the early 'sea of being', and heaven as nine spheres rules by the figure of love. Image taken from f. 130 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

The Divine Comedy is a poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval worldview as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century.

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1200 - 1500
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