Project Status: Ongoing

A collection of online texts and resources pertaining to the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, hosted by Columbia University’s Department of Italian and its Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. 

Digital Dante is an innovative multimedia resource for the study and interpretation of Dante’s Divine Comedy and other works. Alongside a digital edition of the poem, which houses the original Petrocchi edition together with the Longfellow and Mandelbaum translations, Digital Dante includes a commentary by Teodolinda Barolini, and digitized images of early print editions from Columbia’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. The site incorporates innovative methods of approach to studying Dante’s Comedy in context and showcases recent developments in critical scholarship on Dante and medieval literary culture. These include sections dedicated to Intertextuality and Bibliography.

Resource details:

Resource Type: BibliographyDownloadable dataImagesManuscripts/FacsimilesMultimediaTeaching ResourcesText: MedievalText: ModernVideo

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Language of Modern Translation: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 1250 - 1350

Subject: ArtClassics, HumanismClergyCosmologyEducation, UniversitiesIconographyMusicNobility, GentryPapacyPhilosophy, TheologyPietyPolitical ThoughtReligion - Institutional ChurchRoyalty, MonarchsSaintsScriptural ExegesisTheologyTowns, Cities

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: AllegoricalCommentary, Gloss, ExegesisLiteratureProseTextual EvidenceTreatisesVerse

Geopolitical Region: EuropeItaly

Original Language: ItalianLatin

Medieval Creators: Dante Alighieri