: 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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I’m undecided, but I’ll be thinking about this one for a while. There are many reasons why Menocchio may believe what he seems to believe. Sep 09, Stefan rated it it was amazing. Fantastic study based on trial records of a sixteenth century Italian miller charged with heresy.
Aug 30, Mark Bowles rated it really liked it. A classic but ultimately a failed e Facinating book, calro Ginzburg over-reaches.
Here by contrast are an individuals beliefs. This mirco-history concerns the life and times of one Domenico Scandella, a miller known as ‘Menocchio’, who was put on trial during the Inquisition for conceiving of and promulgating a blasphemous cosmos in a town of the north-eastern Italian state of Friuli.
He may not have understood what he was reading very well due to limited literacy or not being able to read the dialect his books were in.
El Queso Y Los Gusanos : Carlo Ginzburg :
Then he believed that he would not have disgraced his family. The title comes from this miller’s idea of the beginning of the universe; that it kind of curdled, like cheese, into being, and the angels came out of it like worms.
The inquisitor claimed Menocchio was a heretic. Fasulo ha cominciato il suo racconto citando un articolo di The New Yorkerquesto in cui l’autore citava proprio il Menocchio per il fatto che era finito sul rogo a causa delle sue credenze religiose. 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
Menocchio focuses of Joseph being the father of Christ. Another miller who resembled Menocchio closely. In such a way, within the study of history Ginzburg wishes to, among other things, discard such crude yet gospel figurations as ‘high culture’, ‘popular culture’, and even a sweeping and all encompassing notion of ‘dominant culture’.
So, the gist of giznburg story and it really does read like a story, which is kind of neat is Ginzburg following the trials by the inquisition ginzbudg, not the one you didn’t expect, another one of a miller for being, ques, batshit crazy about his theology.
I did learn a few things — like the fact that, apparently, a person interrogated by the Inquisition could retain legal counsel and might even have a chance of getting off easy O. The period he works with is particularly apt for such explorations of individuals, specifically because the churches both Catholic and Lutheran precisely start losing control over the individual at this point.
Menocchio rejected original sin, believed that Christ was a man. They offer as much of a clue as what people actually believed as the writings of a Luther or Zwingli and an insight with its images of mouldy cheese and God as master builder with sub-contracted angels creating the world into just how divergent the reception of ideas could be. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This is an insightful book for all of us who assume European peasants were illiterate, uneducated, gusznos folk. 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. Want to Read saving…. While many things were gusanso by Menocchio during the trial, perhaps his greatest fault was his statement so many muddled statements!
We have no way of knowing who is right.
The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller by Carlo Ginzburg
The author makes connections and offers assumptions, clearly labelled them as such, quesl are reasonable and thought provoking. It is impossible to know the extent to which peasants felt this way about Christianity. Poi ho trovato il libro in offerta su Amazon.
The Holy Office decided that he was a backslider.
I liked it all right. This book is so hyped in academic circles, that it was perhaps setting itself up as a disappointment before I even cracked it open. The sources consulted, besides the books in question, privilege the direct testimony of the authors in interviews and theoretical texts in order to capture the spirit of their ideas with the minimum mediation.
Menocchio are also odd, and they eventually got him burnt. Quesso 25, Karen rated it really liked it. Carlo Ginzburg synthesizes the transcripts seamlessly with the wealth of historical context while acknowledging the lost or concealed truth about peasant culture of this caro.
When Ginzberg found himself in this said predicament, his resolution was to grasp at straws and attempt to make broad claims for which his work did not lay the proper foundation to support. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.