: El Queso Y Los Gusanos (Spanish Edition) () by Carlo Ginzburg and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible. Abstract. EVANS RESTREPO, Michelle. Comparative reading of The cheese and the worms by Carlo Ginzburg and The Inheriting Power by Giovanni Levi. Hist. English: The Cheese and the Worms and Inheriting Power are two emblematic works of Italian microhistory. This is a comparative exercise between both.

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Quindi abbandonate il grembiule e mettetevi comodi. The meta-argument of this book — that an unremarkable individual can be studied as a microcosm of the community they lived in — is central to my job and the museum education program that I run.

As an aside, I heard of the book from a YouTube speech by saint Christopher Hitchens who has a great record with me for book recommendations. He denied the sacraments, believed that one should love ones neighbor over God, he believed the entire world was not God. All these are more likely than Menocchio tapping into a primeval Indo-European peasant tradition of pantheism untouched by Roman or Christian religion. No justification can or should be sought for torture, for the wracking of Menocchio and countless others on the ropes of We should not let the long tradition of smearing practicing Catholics as the brainwashed servants of a threatening foreign power—in which sensationalist and hyperbolic depictions of the Roman Inquisition play a part—from identifying the Catholic Church of the late sixteenth century for what it was: The inquisitor claimed Menocchio was a heretic.

Menocchio believes that mans relationship to man is more important than his relationship to God. The fact that the mills where, by necessity, on the edges of town meant they could be used as a rendezvous location for anti-establishment types and that the profession of the miller was often disliked by the rest of the peasantry similar to how people today talk disparagingly of the used care salesman.

Ginzburg’s best explanation posits a peasant oral culture, pre-Christian and never entirely eliminated during the Middle Ages, catalyzed by Menocchio’s reading and brought to light by the Counter Reformation’s keen nose for heterodoxy. Pope Clement 8th ordered Menocchio to burn at the stake Ginzburg uses the records of his trial to examine his personal theology and cosmology, and to examine to what extent we can recover a pre-modern “popular culture.

Historian whose fields of interest range from the Italian Renaissance to early modern European History, with contributions in art history, literary studies, popular cultural beliefs, and the theory of historiography.

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The reason this book gets assigned in history courses is because of its historiographic interest, the overlap between social history and the history of ideas. Menocchio was accused of saying that Christ was an ass for having been put to death on the cross.

Apr 15, Aaron Kent rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 07, Charlie Hersh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Though not my typical pick, this book read for my Honors class demonstrates the immense hypocrisy of the Catholic Church during the Baroque Period.

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Oct 13, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Aside from very positive reviews, one of the reasons I read this book is that Menocchio the book’s central character lived about 30 kilometers from my hometown which could logically be the “unknown place in Carnia” where he was exiled. Gudanos his anomalous approach to religion his village finds him an amiable personality, failing to report him to the Holy Office for well over thirty years. He provided his full ideas to more advanced audiences qudso the inquisitor.

I am sure that part of the problem was that it the book was translated from Italian to English I think.

Il Menocchio andava a Venezia a procurarseli e gimzburg leggeva attentamente e ci rimuginava sopra. See 1 question about The Cheese and the Worms…. Taking his time, Ginzburg unearths elements of a peasant oral culture that is largely unrecorded except in Inquisition records. Gusanow couldn’t care about the miller Menocchio anymore than I care about any other random individual on the street.

He was reappointed administrator and bought a new mill with his son. Refresh and try again.

He writes a letter to the judges to ask for his forgiveness. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. The second level of this book is Ginzburg’s quest to reconstruct how Menocchio came to his bizarre cosmology, which at various points seem to correspond to other movements—Lutheranism, Venetian Anabaptism, Socinianism, radical humanism, and even Hinduism, shamanism, and ancient Greek philosophy—but in its entirety cannot be identified with any of them.

That said, as the first in its field, and as a highly intriguing study about a most interesting man, the work merits reading and re-reading — once for content and a second for technique. Sono i luterani quelli che sono tenuti a leggere la Bibbia da soli e ad interpretarla; i cattolici, dal canto loro, hanno la Bibbia interpretata dal prete.

The author makes connections and offers assumptions, clearly labelled them as such, that are reasonable and thought provoking.

Or perhaps I’ll name a cat after him, suits them better. This concerned the corruption of xianity and the tenets of the Koran. His conclusions range from being considered Lutheran, Anabaptist, atheist, Muslim, pantheist, and pagan. The historian in me just can’t quite handle the leaps Ginzburg makes from the available evidence, though, so I’m really unsure if I will hang on to it.


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

I did not like the topic as compared to other topics about which I have read, but the technique and artistry of the author and the ingenuity of Menocchio prove to rectify the iniquities of the Church. Few of us have the courage or quixotic folly to stare up at an inquisitor asking us to explain ourselves and respond: Despite his anomalous approach to religion his village finds him an amiable personality, fai Though not my typical pick, this book read for my Honors class demonstrates the immense hypocrisy of the Catholic Church during the Baroque Period.

All’inizio, l’autore presenta il suo concetto di storia dal basso e il suo metodo di lavoro. Who knew OK a lot of scholars but not someone like me grain grinding mills where the Starbucks of their day where people would gather, talk and debate.

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

Every person considers his faith to be correct. Ginsburg culled the ancient records of Mennochio’s two trials and presented his finds in a compelling and easy read narrative.

His discussions of these notions with others brought him to the at This is an insightful book for all of us who assume European peasants were illiterate, uneducated, non-thinking folk. The answer of the Roman church to this and so much more that the miller would think and say was death by immolation, as it would be for so many others who dared to question the theocratic power of the times.

Aug 30, Autumn rated it liked it Shelves: The Bishop believed that he was actually converted and allowed him to return home. Want to Read saving…. This was a human reality attainable be humans.

It is like a feast he claims.

Sure, he was uncommonly literate, and This book is so hyped in academic circles, that it was perhaps setting itself up as a disappointment before I even cracked it open. Another miller who resembled Menocchio closely.