May 03, 2006 The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg
128 pages. Finished 05/01/06.
An interesting look at the Inquisition coming to Italy in the 16th century from the view of a village eccentric. Can the subaltern speak? Does microhistory really tell us anything beyond the person profiled? Perhaps. Either way, Ginzburg's tale is well organized and interesting to read. And Menocchio is a crazy cat - that's for sure!
Labels: history, non-fiction, read for class
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