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Osten och maskarna : en 1500-talsmjölnares tankar om skapelsen Carlo Ginzburg

Osten och maskarna : en 1500-talsmjölnares tankar om skapelsen

Carlo Ginzburg

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ISBN : 9789173245265
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242 pages
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The Cheese & the Worms is a study of the popular culture in the 16th century as seen thru the eyes of one man, a miller brought to trial during the Inquisition. Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records of Domenico Scandella, a miller also known asMoreThe Cheese & the Worms is a study of the popular culture in the 16th century as seen thru the eyes of one man, a miller brought to trial during the Inquisition. Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records of Domenico Scandella, a miller also known as Menocchio, to show how one person responded to the confusing political & religious conditions of his time. For a common miller, Menocchio was surprisingly literate. In his trail testimony he made referenes to more than a dozen books, including the Bible, Boccaccios Decameron, Mandevilles Travels & a mysterious book that may have been the Koran. What he read he recast in terms familiar to him, as in his own version of the creation: All was chaos, that is earth, air, water & fire were mixed together- & out of that bulk a mass formed--just as cheese is made out of milk--& worms appeared in it, & these were the angels.