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The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller

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ISBN13: 9780801843877
ISBN10: 0801843871
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The Cheese and the Worms is a study of the popular culture in the sixteenth century as seen through the eyes of one man, a miller brought to trial during the Inquisition. Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records of Domenico Scandella, a miller also known as Menocchio, to show how one person responded to the confusing political and religious conditions of his time.

For a common miller, Menocchio was surprisingly literate. In his trial testimony he made references to more than a dozen books, including the Bible, Boccaccio's Decameron, Mandeville's Travels, and a mysterious book that may have been the Koran. And what he read he recast in terms familiar to him, as in his own version of the creation: All was chaos, that is earth, air, water, and fire were mixed together; and of that bulk a mass formed — just as cheese is made out of milk — and worms appeared in it, and these were the angels.

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"A wonderful book... Ginzburg is a historian with an insatiable curiosity, who pursues even the faintest of clues with all the zest of a born detective until every fragment of evidence can be fitted into place." — New York Review of Books

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Heather Stockwell, February 2, 2007 (view all comments by Heather Stockwell)
This is an amazing book, revolutionary in its approach of microhistory. Its focus on the peasantry and the religious heresies of everyday people is eye opening. I highly reccomend this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780801843877
Translator:
Tedeschi, John
Translator:
Tedeschi, Anne
Translator:
Tedeschi, John
Author:
Ginzburg, Carlo
Author:
Tedeschi, Anne
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
European - Italian
Subject:
Peasantry
Subject:
Italian literature
Subject:
Heretics, Christian.
Subject:
Udine (Italy : Province) Church history.
Subject:
Heresies, Christian.
Subject:
Udine
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Theology - Catholic
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
pbk ed., 1992.
Edition Description:
John Hopkins paperback ed.
Series Volume:
Nr. 2912
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.16x6.07x.57 in. .67 lbs.

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