In the Hands of the Living God by Lillian BouzaneIn the Hands of the Living God by Lillian Bouzane

In the Hands of the Living God

byLillian Bouzane

Paperback | April 15, 1999

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In the last decade of the fifteenth century, Venice was the queen city of Europe. For two hundred years her nobles controlled the trade of the East and the galleys brought the wealth up the Grand Canal and transshipped it along the trade routes of Europe.
Lillian Bouzane is an award-winning poet who won the Gabriel (International) Award for a suite of ten poems titled In the Time of Wolves. She is active in the Newfoundland writing community and lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Title:In the Hands of the Living GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888012330

ISBN - 13:9780888012333

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatness Denied ? Giovani Caboto, know as John Cabot who in the name of the English sailed from Bristol in search of a western passage to India. His exact contribution to Europe's rediscovery of the Americas in the late 16th Century remains a source of heated debate to this day. We are afforded a fascinating glimpse into daily Vernetian life through Mathyld his remarkable wife's correspondance and daily journal entries. Mathyld's passion for life as expressed by her unusual talents as a musician and cartogropher permeates every words as well as her constant concerns for her family and close friends. Mathyld is haunted by the notion that Caboto's search for a western passage could eventualy spell the ruin of her beloved Venice. Caboto's description of Newfoudfland (or is it Nova Scotia ?) may have some resonance with Canadian readers. However none of this matters when compared with what may have been Caboto's true contribution to history.
Date published: 2002-01-22

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Giovanni Caboto and his cartographer wife Mathye are Venetians travelling the trade routes of Europe. Giovanni has ambitious plans to betray Venice by finding a new route into the Far East for the King of England. In the Hands of the Living God is a creative work by Lillian Bouzane containing Mathye’s journals and correspondence. Mathye’s writings illuminate the art, music and religion from this fascinating time.