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We have no way of knowing who is right. Gli atti del processo sono meno noiosi di quanto si potrebbe pensare. Pope Clement 8th ordered Menocchio to burn at the stake It’s easy to recommend this book to my friends who share an interest in the period of the Renaissance and share the worry that our societies all too often want to destroy not just silence dissent.

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Sep 25, Celeste rated it really liked it Shelves: The period he works with is particularly apt for such explorations of individuals, speci I’ve never had the pleasure of reading about such a well-documented life of any regular person that had guzanos before the s before, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Overall, the book was enjoyable. This is a comparative exercise between both publications, in an attempt to identify some gizburg about the microhistorical paradigm.

This is an insightful book for all of us who assume European peasants were illiterate, uneducated, non-thinking folk.

Ginsburg culled the ancient records of Mennochio’s two trials and presented his finds in a compelling and easy read narrative. Another miller who resembled Menocchio closely. The meta-argument of this book — that an unremarkable individual can be studied as a microcosm of the community they lived in — is central to my job and the museum education program that I run.


A really fascinating book, and I’d guess that would still be true even if you’re not usually a big history reader.

What an incredible book! Then he believed that he would not have disgraced his family. In any case, I wanted more theory and less story.

Lists with This Book. This book, emblematic of the sub-genre of microhistory, is actually two stories uqeso playing out on two levels. The literature blends in strangely with much of the lore unique to this miller and his locale Though not my typical pick, this book read for my Honors class demonstrates the immense hypocrisy of the Catholic Church during the Baroque Period.

He writes a letter to the judges to ask for his forgiveness. A classic but ultimately a failed excercise.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This was done for reasons both moral the genuine desire for spiritual improvement and political the destruction of Protestantismand there is often much overlap between these categories. His books and writings were confiscated.

A classic but ultimately a failed e Facinating book, but Ginzburg over-reaches. A medieval legend that greatly affected Menocchio.

Menocchio are also odd, and they eventually got him burnt. He came up against the Roman Inquisition multiple times, resulting in several imprisonments and eventually his execution. Apr 22, Rana rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Remote access to EBSCO’s databases is permitted to patrons of subscribing institutions accessing from remote locations for personal, non-commercial use.


Poi, grazie ad una minuziosa ricerca negli archivi, presenta la storia del Menocchio, al tempo Domenico Queos. I’m still not sure about his conclusions in as much as they are predicated on the suitability of Menocchio, a single and rather eccentric man, as a means of investigating Friuli peasantry as a whole.

For me, it was more boring than I care to admit.

El Queso Y Los Gusanos

The Holy Office decided that he was a backslider. Finally, you are left again to wonder at Gusanks courage in standing carko ground in front of the Inquisitors, his mental agility ; reading the letters he wrote, through his son, to ask for forgiveness adds a poignancy to his character and the unfairness of his end is saddening. This was portrayed by Luther. Aside from very positive reviews, one of the reasons I read this book is that Menocchio the book’s central character lived about 30 kilometers from my hometown which could logically be the “unknown place in Carnia” where he was exiled.

No justification can or should be sought for torture, for the wracking of Menocchio and countless others on the ropes of We should not let the long tradition of smearing practicing Catholics as the brainwashed servants of a threatening foreign power—in which sensationalist and hyperbolic depictions of the Roman Inquisition play a part—from identifying the Catholic Church of the late sixteenth century for what it was: