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  • Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method by Carlo Ginzburg
    Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Was he influenced by the environment, he asks himself, and if so, how? Ginzburg uses his own experience to examine the elusive and constantly evolving nature of history and historical research.

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  • The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg
    The Cheese and the Worms (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Menocchio's 500-year-old challenge to authority remains evocative and vital today.

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  • The Night Battles by Carlo Ginzburg
    The Night Battles (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    In his new preface, Ginzburg reflects on the interplay of chance and discovery, as well as on the relationship between anomalous cases and historical generalizations.

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  • Fear, Reverence, Terror by Carlo Ginzburg
    Fear, Reverence, Terror (English, Hardback) Carlo Ginzburg

    We are surrounded by images, fairly drowning in them. From our cell phones to our computers, from our televisions at home to the screens that light up while we wait in the grocery store checkout line, images of all kinds are seducing us, commanding us tobuy!, scaring us, dazzling us. Ginzburg invites us to look at images slowly, with the help of a few examples: Picasso's Guernica, the "Lord...

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  • Threads and Traces by Carlo Ginzburg
    Threads and Traces (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    What constitutes historical truth? How do we draw a boundary between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? How do we grapple with the historical conventions that inform, in different ways, all written documents? This title looks at these questions raised by decades of post-structuralism.

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  • A Historical Approach to Casuistry by Carlo Ginzburg
    A Historical Approach to Casuistry (English, Hardback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Skirting the common negative association of the term casuistry, scholars of history, philosophy, medicine, and the history of medicine show how it can work as a cognitive instrument that approaches difficult choice--often involving life and death--made possible my medical technology. For a long time, in different cultures and religions, they say, casuistry has been able to mediate the intricate relationship between norms and exceptions. They discuss casuistry and medicine across time and space, religious anomalies in the ancient and medieval world, legal casuistry between Judaism and Islam, casuistry between Reformation and Counter-reformation, norms and exceptions in the early modern global world (16th-17th centuries), Indians' forced labor as a case for exceptions in 17th-century colonial America, and inside and outside Port-Royal. Annotation ©2019 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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  • Ecstasies by Carlo Ginzburg
    Ecstasies (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Weaving early accounts of witchcraft?trial records, ecclesiastical tracts, folklore, and popular iconography?into new and startling patterns, Carlo Ginzburg presents in Ecstasies compelling evidence of a hidden shamanistic culture that flourished across Europe and in England for thousands of years.

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  • The Judge and the Historian by Carlo Ginzburg
    The Judge and the Historian (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Historian Carlo Ginzburg here draws on his work on witchcraft trials in the 16th and 17th centuries to dissect the weaknesses and contradictions of the state's case in the late-20th century political show trial of Italian communists, Continua, Sofri, Bompressi and Piotresetafani.

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  • The Enigma of Piero by Carlo Ginzburg
    The Enigma of Piero (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Carlo Ginzburg builds up a portrait of Piero della Francesca's patrons and explains the contemporary intrigues resonant in his paintings. This edition includes additional material dealing with the work of Roberto Longhi, the dating of the Arezzo Cycle and the rediscovery of della Francesca.

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  • Threads and Traces by Carlo Ginzburg
    Threads and Traces (English, Hardback) Carlo Ginzburg

    A collection that takes a stand against naive positivism and allegedly sophisticated neo-skepticism. It looks into questions raised by decades of post-structuralism: What constitutes historical truth? How do we draw a boundary between truth and fiction? And what is the relationship between history and memory?

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  • Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method by Carlo Ginzburg
    Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    "In the diversity of methods and objects of analysis it offers, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method offers a fresh perspective on this Italian historian who has become such an essential point of reference in many domains of cultural study today." -- Dana Polan, Camera Obscura.

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  • The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg
    The Cheese and the Worms (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    A survey of popular culture in 16th century Italy.

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