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History, Rhetoric, and Proof

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Historian Carlo Ginzburg uses the occasion of his Menachem Stern Lectureship to present a provocative and characteristically brilliant examination of the relation between rhetoric and historiography. In four lectures, based on a wide range of texts -- Aristotle's Poetics; humanist Lorenzo Valla's tract exposing the Donation of Constantine as a forgery; an early 18th-centur ...more
Paperback, 135 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Brandeis/Historical Society of Israel
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I have been in love with Mr. Gingzburg writings since I first had a glimpse of "The Cheese and the Worms" when I was still graduating from College. Because for the first time there was someone who could write History without letting his readers bored, a very common ability amongst Historians, I am afraid to say. So, when I saw this book was required for my Majoring test this year I smiled broadly: finally something I would truly feel pleasure reading and I was not mistaken. Again he surprises me ...more
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Born in 1939, he is the son of of Italian-Ukranian translator Leone Ginzburg and Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg. Historian whose fields of interest range from the Italian Renaissance to early modern European History, with contributions in art history, literary studies, popular cultural beliefs, and the theory of historiography.
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