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4 02, 2014

Dante and Korea

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The word “Korea” is derived from the name of the Goryeo (or Koryŏ) dynasty which reigned over that country from the end of the 10th century up to 1392.  In the first years of the fourteenth century, when Dante was a grown up man and was writing his Divine Comedy, Korea was reigned over by the sovereign Chungnyeol of Goryeo after he ascended to the throne in 1274 by which time the Korean dynasty had been for some years a vassal of the Mongol emperor, [...]