Details of Dante's exile from Florence public for first time

A document detailing the reasons for the exile of Italian Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri from Florence have been made public for the first time.

Copies of the 14th century manuscript condemning Dante to exile are being given to universities and libraries. The facsimile lists the charges as corruption and seditious opposition to the Pope, both of which are considered to have been trumped up by the poet's political enemies.