Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 5

  Night of 21st-22nd July 1941 Similarities between Germany and Italy—Dante and Luther—Delightful Italian towns—Rome and Paris. Luther had the merit of rising against the Pope and the organisation of the Church. It was the first of the great revolutions. And thanks to his translation of the Bible, Luther replaced our dialects by the great…

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Civilisation’s “Romance and Reality”

For an introduction to these series, see here. Below, some indented excerpts of “Romance and Reality,” the third chapter of Civilisation by Kenneth Clark, after which I offer my comments. Originally I posted this entry on April 15 of the last year, but now that I posted another entry about Spain’s Teresa of Ávila I…

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