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Carlo Ginzburg

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Carlo Ginzburg's Biography

Carlo Ginzburg is a noted historian and proponent of the field of microhistory. He is best known for his Il formaggio e I vermi (1976, English title: The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller) which examined the beliefs of an Italian heretic, Menocchio, from Montereale Valcellina.

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  • What is history's role in society?

      News Source: BBC | almost 2 years ago
    It also has historians of the early Hellenistic period re-evaluating the level of artistry in Thracian culture. It is remarkable to think that had Bronze been mounted say 15 years ago, the portrait of the past that it delivered would have been subtly
  • Letters

      News Source: London Review of Books | 2 years ago
    Less than Meets the Eye As I measured the length and eloquence of Jacqueline Rose's essay on Marilyn Monroe, I began to hope for that rarity, a detached, scholarly insight into Monroe ( LRB , 26 April ). I should have noted the first words of special
  • Perry Anderson: Carlo Ginzburg

      News Source: London Review of Books | over 2 years ago
    Carlo Ginzburg became famous as a historian for extraordinary discoveries about popular belief, and what was taken by its persecutors to be witchcraft, in the early modern period. The Night Battles and The Cheese and the Worms , each a case-study

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