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The cheese and the worms : the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller

Author: Carlo Ginzburg; Fry Collection of Italian History and Culture.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A survey of popular culture in 16th century Italy.

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Genre/Form: Church history
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ginzburg, Carlo.
Cheese and the worms.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)566239122
Online version:
Ginzburg, Carlo.
Cheese and the worms.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)606416863
Named Person: Domenico Scandella; Domenico Scandella; Domenico Scandella; Domenico Scandella; Menocchio.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Ginzburg; Fry Collection of Italian History and Culture.
ISBN: 0801823366 9780801823367 9780801843877 0801843871
OCLC Number: 6040989
Language Note: Translation of Il formaggio e i vermi.
Notes: Translation of Il formaggio e i vermi.
Description: xxvii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Menocchio --
The town --
First interrogation --
"Possessed?" --
From Concordia to Portogruaro --
"To speak out against his superiors" --
An archaic society --
"They oppress the poor" --
"Lutherans" and Anabaptists --
A miller, a painter, a buffoon --
"My opinions came out of my head" --
The books --
Readers of the town --
Printed Pages and "Fantastic opinions" --
Blind Alley? --
The temple of the virgins --
The funeral of the madonna --
The father of Christ --
Judgement day --
Mandeville --
Pigmies and cannibals --
"God of nature" --
The three rings --
Written Culture and oral culture --
Chaos --
Dialogue --
Mythical Cheeses and real cheeses --
The monopoly over knowledge --
The words of the Fioretto --
The function of metaphors --
"Master," "steward," and "workers" --
An hypothesis --
Peasant Religion --
The soul --
"I don't know" --
Two spirits, seven souls, four elements --
The flight of an idea --
Contradictions --
Paradise --
A new "way of life" --
"To kill priests" --
A "new world" --
End of the interrogations --
Letter to the judges --
Rhetorical figures --
First sentence --
Prison --
Return to the town --
Denunciations --
Nocturnal dialogue with the Jew --
Second trial --
"Fantasies" --
"Vanities and dreams" --
"Oh great, omnipotent, and holy God ..." --
"If only I had died when I was fifteen" --
Second sentence --
Torture --
Scolio --
Pellegrino Baroni --
Two millers --
Dominant culture and subordinate cluture --
Letters from Rome.
Other Titles: Formaggio e i vermi.
Responsibility: Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by John and Anne Tedeschi.

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