Marisa BOSCHI ROTIROTI, English Intellectuals in the Archives of Società Dantesca Italiana

Abstract: The foundation of Società Dantesca Italiana in Florence coincided with the grand finale of the impressive celebrations of Dante’s Sixth Centenary. Among the founding members there were important Italians belonging to the cultural and political world, but we can find many foreign names in the Archive of the Società; for example Robert Barrett Browning or the British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, Paget Toynbee and Edward Moore are also mentioned in the archival documents.

Key words: Società Dantesca Italiana, Dante’s Sixth Centenary, Florence, national spirit

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