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1 04, 2020

OCCITAN-PROVENÇAL – Rosella Pellerino

By |2020-04-05T09:27:37+02:00April 1st, 2020|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

I was born in 1972 and have always lived in Borgo San Dalmazzo, a municipality of the Valle Stura in the province of Cuneo in Alpine Occitania.  The Piedmont dialect, widespread in that area and similar to that which is spoken by my family on my father’s side, was a part of my childhood mixed up with the one spoken by my family on my mother’s side, which in those days I did not realise was Occitan. Having completed my schooling specialising in classical studies, [...]

10 01, 2020

Introduction (Arabic)

By |2020-01-10T19:15:14+01:00January 10th, 2020|Arabo|0 Comments

A page of Almagest in Arabic Dante did not speak Arabic and could not have been familiar with mediaeval Arab-Islamic literature which in his day had had no contact with mediaeval Christian culture.  However, there were at that time important, reciprocally influential relationships across the Arab and Christian world in the fields of scientific and philosophical output: the Arabic contribution by the 12th century had become to all intents and purposes a part of western culture and scientific knowledge. So Dante knew something [...]