SOLD OUT – Economics of Dante
Written over 500 years ago, loved by Heaney and Joyce, and the book that was at Samuel Beckett’s bedside when he died, Dante’s Divine Comedy, is regarded as the most important work of European literature. But who was Dante and what was the economic backdrop to the Divine Comedy? In 1300, Florence was the New York City of its time, and Dante, was its chief chronicler. Corrupt politicians, venal bankers, overweening oligarchs, and quasi-criminal Pope’s are in here. It’s the story of booms and bust of credit crunches, money printing, and nefarious taxation. Dant’s economy on the eve of a dreadful pandemic, the Black Death, is disturbingly similar to our own as we emerge from another pandemic. Join us for medieval economics like you’ve never imagined. This event will fascinate you.