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By Etienne Gilson

David Moore translation.
Printed in nice Britain via Purnell and Sons, Ltd
Paulton (Somerset) and London

Extensive footnotes provided.

I. Dante's Clerical Vocation and Metamorphoses of Beatrice
with sub-sections: I. - X.
II. Philosophy within the Banquet
with sub-sections: I. - VII.
II. Philosophy within the Monarchy
with sub-sections: I. - V.
Philosophy within the Divine Comedy
with sub-sections: I.
(A. The variety of Beatrice
B. The Verb "To Smile"
C. The Symbolism of Intelletto
D. The Symbolism of "Will"
E. The Actors of the Sacred Poem
F. The Voice of St. Thomas)
- IV.
with sub-sections: I. - V.
Index of right Names
Index of the important Questions Discussed

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