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The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg
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Jul 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: history
Read from July 22 to 23, 2011

A really fascinating book, and I'd guess that would still be true even if you're not usually a big history reader. There are certainly pros and cons to a microhistory like this, but in any case it's a great opportunity to get little glimpses of a non-noble (or at least mostly non-noble) perspective. Menocchio is a wonderful guy to read about, alternately audacious and very sad.

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