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Ginzburg, Carlo

Overview
Works: 406 works in 1,494 publications in 9 languages and 15,968 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Interviewee, Opponent, Speaker, Performer
Classifications: BR877.F74, 273.6
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Most widely held works by Carlo Ginzburg
The cheese and the worms : the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

119 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 out of that bulk a mass formed - just as cheese is made out of milk - and worms appeared in it, and these were the angels." -- Jacket
The night battles : witchcraft & agrarian cults in the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on research in the Inquisitorial archives, the book recounts the story of a peasant fertility cult centered on the benandanti. These men and women regarded themselves as professional anti-witches, who (in dream-like states) apparently fought ritual battles against witches and wizards, to protect their villages and harvests. If they won, the harvest would be good, if they lost, there would be famine. The inquisitors tried to fit them into their pre-existing images of the witches' sabbat. The result of this cultural clash which lasted over a century, was the slow metamorphosis of the benandanti into their enemies - the witches. The author shows clearly how this transformation of the popular notion of witchcraft was manipulated by the Inquisitors, and disseminated all over Europe and even to the New World. The peasants' fragmented and confused testimony reaches us with immediacy, enabling the reader to identify a level of popular belief which constitutes a valuable witness for the reconstruction of the peasant way of thinking of this age
Ecstasies : deciphering the witches' Sabbath by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Clues, myths, and the historical method by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Threads and traces : true, false, fictive by Carlo Ginzburg( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a translation of historian Carlo Ginzburgʼs latest collection of essays. Through the detective work of uncovering a wide variety of stories or microhistories from fragments, Ginzburg takes on the bigger questions: How do we draw the line between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? Stories range from medieval Europe, the inquisitional trial of a witch, seventeenth-century antiquarianism, and twentieth-century historians."--Provided by publisher
History, rhetoric, and proof by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigma of Piero : Piero della Francesca : the Baptism, the Arezzo cycle, the Flagellation by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and Italian and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wooden eyes : nine reflections on distance by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""I am a Jew who was born and who grew up in a Catholic country; I never had a religious education; my Jewish identity is in large measure the result of persecution." This brief autobiographical statement is a key to understanding Carlo Ginzburg's interest in the topic of his latest book: distance. In nine linked essays, he addresses the question: "What is the exact distance that permits us to see things as they are?""--Jacket
No island is an island : four glances at English literature in a world perspective by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout, Ginsburg's inquiry is informed by his unique microhistorical sensibility, his attention to minute detail, and his extraordinary synthesizing imagination."--Jacket
Le Sabbat des sorcières by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

44 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigma of Piero : Piero della Francesca by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Enigma of Piero is a book about painting written by a historian. Carlo Ginzburg painstakingly sifts the evidence to produce a fascinating portrait of Piero's patrons and convincing explanations for the contemporary intrigues resonant in his paintings - in particular The Baptism, The Arezzo Cycle, and the mysterious Flagellation." "Apparently trivial details - a hat, a column, the turn of a hand - lead Ginzburg into the archives to discover remarkable new chains of evidence. Making Ginzburg's impressive argument even more compelling, this new edition includes additional material dealing with the work of Roberto Longhi, the dating of The Arezzo Cycle and the rediscovery of Piero della Francesca in the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
The judge and the historian : marginal notes on a late-twentieth-century miscarriage of justice by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Judge and the Historian Carlo Ginzburg draws on his work on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century witchcraft trials to dissect the weaknesses and contradictions of the state's case in a late-twentieth-century political show-trial (Lotta Continua). Carefully exposing the twists and turns of the various proceedings, Ginzburg also takes the opportunity to reflect more generally on the similarities and differences between the roles of judge and historian. Standing in the tradition of Emile Zola's famous J'accuse polemic against the Dreyfus trial at the end of the 1900s, Ginzburg's book demonstrates the continuing potency of intellectual rigour and passion against political opportunism and dishonesty at the end of this century."--Jacket
I benandanti : ricerche sulla stregoneria e sui culti agrari tra Cinquecento e Seicento by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

61 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le fromage et les vers : l'univers d'un meunier du XVIe siècle by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in French and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I costituti di don Pietro Manelfi by Pietro Manelfi( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miti, emblemi, spie : morfologia e storia by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il nicodemismo. Simulazione e dissimulazione religiosa nell'Europa del '500 by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indagini su Piero : il Battesimo ; il ciclo di Arezzo ; la Flagellazione di Urbino by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in Italian and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythes, emblèmes, traces : morphologie et histoire by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Käse und die Würmer : d. Welt e. Müllers um 1600 by Carlo Ginzburg( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The cheese and the worms : the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller
Alternative Names
Carlo Ginzburg historiador italià

Carlo Ginzburg historiador italiano

Carlo Ginzburg historien italien

Carlo Ginzburg istoric italian

Carlo Ginzburg Itaalia ajaloolane

Carlo Ginzburg Italiaans schrijver

Carlo Ginzburg Italian historian

Carlo Ginzburg italienischer Historiker und Kulturwissenschaftler

Carlo Ginzburg italský historik

Carlo Ginzburg storico, scrittore e saggista italiano

Carolus Ginzburg

Ginsburg, Carlo.

Ginzburg Carlo

Ginzburg, Karlo.

Гинзбург, Карло 1939-

Карло Гинзбург

Карло Гінзбург італійський історик

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גינסבורג, קרלו 1939-

גינצבורג, קרלו

גינצבורג, קרלו 1939-

קרלו גינצבורג

קרלו גינצבורג סופר איטלקי

كارلو غينسبورغ

كارلو غينسبورغ مؤرخ إيطالي

کارلو گینتسبورگ

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진즈부르그, 카를로

카를로 긴츠부르그

カルロ・ギンズブルグ

ギンズブルグ, カルロ

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The night battles : witchcraft & agrarian cults in the sixteenth & seventeenth centuriesEcstasies : deciphering the witches' SabbathClues, myths, and the historical methodThreads and traces : true, false, fictiveHistory, rhetoric, and proofWooden eyes : nine reflections on distanceNo island is an island : four glances at English literature in a world perspectiveThe enigma of Piero : Piero della FrancescaThe judge and the historian : marginal notes on a late-twentieth-century miscarriage of justice