The Medieval Church: Dante's Inferno and Legends of the Saints
- Reading Guide
- Reading Guide Key
THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH PRESENTATION
The Church was the most powerful force in the Middle Ages. Because of its great power, the church also became corrupt. This presentation outlines some of the ways that the church influenced the medieval world.
INTRODUCTION TO DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY
This presentation gives an overview of Dante's epic poem and its influences.
DANTE AND BEATRICE
This worksheet presents the special love that Dante felt for a young woman named Beatrice, whom he chose to be his guiding light through the terrors of hell. The worksheet also asks students to analyze the love between Dante and Beatrice as an example of courtly love.