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Important to see how little religious zealots have changed over the eons in response to thinking outside their 'sand people' religions.
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Review: The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-century Miller

User Review  - Mark Bowles - Goodreads

Blind Alley?: The books meanings were distorted by Menocchio. His oral culture was the filter for all of his reading * Temple of the Virgins: Example of a detail in a book becoming the central issue ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Brandy - Goodreads

Read this for a grad class. So, I nearly loved this book. And I have next to zero background in sixteenth century anything. Ginzburg expertly showcases the proper way to do microhistory, with a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

A great micro-history of a very interesting man. Ginzburg delves into the sixteenth century world discussing on oral traditions, print culture, the Counter Reformation, classes and more. A great way to be introduced to this methodological approach. Read full review

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

User Review  - Rana - Goodreads

this guy goes on for 150+ pages about ALL the possible explanations for this random peasant thinking that the world was formed from chaos like the way cheese coagulates. then he's like the collective ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Scott Ross - Goodreads

This is way, way out of my bailiwick. I'm grappling with it, want to formulate my thoughts carefully about the method of analysis. Not sure I have anything meaningful to say, ultimately. Read full review

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

User Review  - Douglas Dalrymple - Goodreads

This is one of those books that gets talked up by history professors, etc, but also comes in for some criticism of the academic sort that I just don't care about. I liked it all right. The subject ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Facinating book, but Ginzburg over-reaches. There are many reasons why Menocchio may believe what he seems to believe. He may not have actually read the books he says he did. He may not have ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Michael Quinn - Goodreads

Carlo Ginzburg dives into a different kind of history than the one we may be used to in his 1976 book The Cheese and the Worms. Ginzburg uses various sources and trial records of a man known as ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Frank Stein - Goodreads

An interesting look at the heresy trial of an unknown Italian miller named Menocchio, who had his own very distinctive ideas about the world and God that landed him in trouble with the Church ... Read full review


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