A medieval man immersed in his time: this is how historian Alessandro Barbero, depicts Dante in his book, which he presents in an online masterclass/interview organised by the Consulate General of Italy in Frankfurt.
Together with the author, we discover the great poet in his teens, the young man in love, the man who goes into battle on horseback, the engaged citizen through the dark corridors of politics, the exile who discovers in his wanderings the incredible variety of Italy in the fourteenth century. The book also addresses the gaps and silences that render uncertain entire periods of Dante’s life, with opposing theories that allow readers to create their own idea on the personality of the creative genius behind the Divina Commedia.
Moderated by Michele Santoriello of the Consulate General and Maria Cristina Belloni of the Goethe-Universität of Frankfurt. The video of the event is available on the YouTube channel ItalyinFFM.