Santa Casciani, Ph.D. (1994) in Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is Associate Professor of Italian at John Carroll University, The Jesuit University in Cleveland. She has published on a wide variety of topics on Italian and Italian American literature and pedagogy and has co-edited and co-translated The Fiore (and the Detto d'amore) attributed to Dante (with Christopher Kleinhenz).
All those interested in intellectual history, Dante, the history of the Franciscan Movement in relation to the history of the Church, as well as philologists, theologians and Philosophers.
“An important volume providing a compendium of knowledge of Franciscan theology and the presence of Saint Francis in Dante’s work. Considering that the saint never wrote a theological text, it is even more signifcant and should be read by all readers of Dante”
Giuseppe C. di Scipio in Renaissance Quarterly 60/4, Winter 2007
"...a welcome addition ... to the literature on Dante and Franciscanism. It offers some striking new insights into the Commedia's assimilation of Franciscan culture"
Nick Havely in The Medieval Review, 07.09.23
Table of contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction - Santa Casciani
Dante, Peter John Olivi, and the Franciscan Apocalypse - V.S. Benfell III
Clarissan Spirituality and Dante - Tonia Bernardi Triggiano
Bernardino: Reader of Dante - Santa Casciani
What Dante Learned from St Francis - William R. Cook and Ronald B. Herzman
A Franciscan explanation of Dante’s cinquecento diece e cinque - Elvira Giosi
Dante’s Franciscanism - Giuseppe Mazzotta
The Life of the World to Come: The Franciscan Character of Paradiso - Amanda D. Quantz
The Cross as te in “The Canticle of Creatures,” Dante’s “Virgin Mother,” and Chaucer’s - “Invocation to Mary” - Sister Lucia Treanor
Pax et bonum: Dante’s Depiction of Francis of Assisi in Paradiso 11 - Alessandro Vettori
Vestiges and Communities: Franciscan Traces in Dante’s New Life - Brenda Wirkus