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The Cheese and the Worms is an incisive study of popular culture in the sixteenth century as seen through the eyes of one man, the miller known as Menocchio. The cheese and the worms. the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller. by Carlo Ginzburg. 13 Want to read; 2 Currently reading. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.


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Fortieth Anniversary Review of Books 31 The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller. Carlo Ginzburg. Trans. John Tedeschi and . The Cheese and the Worms - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. Download as PDF or read online from Scribd. Documents Similar To Ginzburg-The Cheese and the ronaldweinland.info A Critical Review of Carlo Ginzburg.

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Needless to say, this was heady stuff for a first-year graduate student. I can say with utter confidence that neither Menocchio nor this book needs any presentation to readers of this journal. How it got to be so is worth pondering. This had very much been my reaction to reading his later book on witchcraft, Ecstasies, which was not received as favorably, thanks largely to his bold venture into comparative folklore and other thickets which most historians keep at a prudent distance.

Contradictions show growth, rethinking, learning from criticism and mistakes and, above all, sustained forward movement. Much ink has been spilled in favor of and against The Cheese and the Worms, and much more remains to be said. I sincerely doubt that anyone, friend or foe, would question its impact.

All the same, like all things mortal, it too is aging. Speaking for myself, the way I look at it is that we are aging together, and that I can only hope that I hold up as well as it does.

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The syllabus has seen many changes over the years, but one presence is firm; every time I teach it I include The Cheese and the Worms. The students, bless them, continue to start out puzzled by the title.

There is moreover much in the book that makes little sense to their lives—not just the references to predestination how could anyone have believed that? Yet every year, some of them wind up figuring out why. That makes me feel somewhat younger.

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Or to be more precise, as old as I was when I read this truly remarkable book for the first time. Penguin, Johns Hopkins University Press, , vii—xxviii. Carlo Ginzburg, Il formaggio e i Vermi, —, ed.

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Circolo culturale Menocchio, , 13— Einaudi, ; English translation: Ecstasies New York: Pantheon, Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus. Owen Gingerich.

New York: Walker, Frederic J. Ginzberg used the story of Menocchio, a sixteenth century miller who was twice prosecuted and ultimately condemned by the inquisition for holding and preaching egregiously heretical beliefs. Ginzberg uses his story to attempt to reveal what ideas were floating around in the general peasant population concerning the reformation and Catholic and protestant doctrine.

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The tale Ginzberg weaves has tantalizing possibilities, but it suffers from two general flaws. The most grave of which is that he clearly had too much information for a concise paper, but far too little evidence for a satisfying monograph. Furthermore, making 62 chapters out of pages seems to be little more than the classic and transparent undergraduate technique to fill space.

In his defense, the lack of pages comes not from a lack of research, but from a limited information pool — it seems that too many documents have been lost to time. Ginzberg also patents what has become the downfall of microhistories by writing up to chapter 61 on just Menocchio, and then in the next to last chapter attempting to explain unconvincingly how this single man illustrates a sampling of the greater picture.

The mystery itself was why peasants from Friuli in the northeastern corner of Italy met four nights a year to enter into a collective trance during which they battled the witches who threatened the local harvest. Step by step, one comes to know these benandanti and the peasant culture their bizarre behavior accidentally opened up to scrutiny.

The even stranger expla- nations they gave for it also have to be confronted. This is not the book I wish to talk about.

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This was nowhere as apparent as in his next study, The Cheese and the Worms But there was also an element of guid- ance, the way in which the text made a firm statement as to what history was and could be. I was at the very beginning of my graduate studies, and clueless as to where to head.

All I knew was that I had scant inclination for what I regarded as traditional political subjects, and considerable interest in the history of the lower classes.

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How to tackle the latter was far from apparent, though. These were offered via demonstration as much as prescription, although the latter was not lacking, especially in the introduction.

Needless to say, this was heady stuff for a first-year graduate student. I can say with utter confidence that neither Menocchio nor this book needs any presentation to readers of this journal. How it got to be so is worth pondering. This had very much been my reaction to reading his later book on witchcraft, Ecstasies, which was not received as favorably, thanks largely to his bold venture into comparative folklore and other thickets which most historians keep at a prudent distance.

Contradictions show growth, rethinking, learning from criticism and mistakes and, above all, sustained forward movement.

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