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The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller
By Anne Tedeschi (trans), John Tedeschi (trans) and Carlo Ginzburg
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Publication date March 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780801843877
ISBN-10 0801843871
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
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Original list price $22.00
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The Cheese and the Worms is a study of the popular culture in the sixteenth century as seen through 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 and religious conditions of his time.

For a common miller, Menocchio was surprisingly literate. In his trial testimony he made references to more than a dozen books, including the Bible, Boccaccio's Decameron, Mandeville's Travels, and a "mysterious" book that may have been the Koran. And 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, and fire were mixed together; and of that bulk a mass formed―just as cheese is made out of milk―and worms appeared in it, and these were the angels."



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With John Tedeschi (other contributor), Anne Tedeschi (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (March 1, 1992)
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