The Cheese and the Worms
The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller
Tedeschi, Anne C.
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $25.95|
| Book Description: |
The Cheese and the Worms is an incisive study of popular culture in the sixteenth century as seen through the eyes of one man, the miller known as Menocchio, who was accused of heresy during the Inquisition and sentenced to death. Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records to illustrate the religious and social conflicts of the society Menocchio lived in.
For a common miller, Menocchio was surprisingly literate. In his trial testimony he made references to more than a dozen...