The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri: A Religious and Political Allegory

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The Divine Comedy is a three-part narrative poem by Italian medieval philosopher and political thinker Dante Alighieri. The poem describes Dante's journey through the afterlife, first descending into Hell with Virgil as his guide, then climbing Mount Purgatory, and finally arriving in Heaven. As well as being an important religious text, The Divine Comedy also contains many references to the political situation in Italy during Dante's lifetime.