Dante The Heretic

Dante The Heretic - Dante The Heretic Dante was an Italian...

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Dante The Heretic Dante was an Italian poet form Florence who lived between 1265 and 1321. Dante wrote the Divine Comedy, which consists of The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso. Dante by some is considered a heretic and other orthodox. The reasoning on people’s judgment on whether he was a heretic or not revolved around the concept of canonical. In this situation canonical meant conforming to orthodox or well-established rules or patterns, as of procedure. The western canon, which was the canon were Dante resided had an interesting idea of what was and was not acceptable. “Viewed the way, Dante becomes an emblem of everything contemporary critics of the Western canon bitterly hate and reject.” “One of the principal charges against the Western canon is that is Eurocentric, that it remains confined within a narrow orbit of European ideas and beliefs, thus excluding all other views of the world. A corollary of the idea of Eurocentralism is the concept of Orientalism.” “The orient was chiefly represented by the Muslim world.” So is this saying that Dante favored the Muslim and Oriental World? Is it uncanonical to be in favor of the Western canon because it is Eurocentric, which they consider is Orientalism? Dante supported the Muslim culture through writing, opposed Catholicism through
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