Title, Storia notturna: una decifrazione del sabba. Volume 20 of Biblioteca studio. Author, Carlo Ginzburg. Publisher, Einaudi, ISBN, Carlo Ginzburg is a noted Italian historian and proponent of the field of microhistory. He is best New York. ISBN (First published in Italian as Storia notturna: Una decifrazione del Sabba, ); Wooden Eyes. Milan. Storia notturna. Una decifrazione del sabba by Carlo Ginzburg, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Ginzburg ends by arguing that the permanence of this theme, through hunting, pastoral and agricultural societies alike, may have a simple but fundamental explanation: This, however, is an all too apt example of the danger indicated in this kind of classification: There followed his vivid portrait of the autodidact Italian miller Menocchio, whose cosmology of spontaneous generation — the world born as cheese and worms — he referred to a subterranean peasant materialism.

One could even object that it is difficult to describe the remark of a Hungarian folklorist on something familiar from Magyar experience as ethnocentric. But its gist seems to be this.

Cancel Forgot your password? His interest for history was influenced by the works of historians Delio Cantimori and Marc Bloch. He received a PhD from the University of Pisa in Perhaps too, he speculates, there was a psychotropic element in the trances hallucinogenic rye or mushrooms which either contributed to or was projected onto the whole complex. Remember me on this computer.

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Ginzburg ends by taxing me with ethnocentric lack of interest, indeed of respect, for shamanism. An astonishing conclusion, given the ubiquitous presence, in witchcraft trials, demonological treatises, diabolical iconography see, for instance, SNFig.

Oedipus, Perseus, Jason, Theseus, Dionysus, Achilles, Philoctetes, Empedocles and a host of other figures display this motif — as jotturna Cinderella, the most far-flung of all folk-tales, and the Chinese crane-dance.

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Your request to send this item has been completed. So little has the Limping Devil to do with the organising phobias of the Sabbath that when it emerges as a specific motif in popular literature, it is at the antipodes of supernatural terror.

Italian View all editions and formats Rating: In the past — in ancient Greece, for instance — historians regarded completeness — that is, the recording of as much data as possible — as one of the goals of their work. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.

One wonders whether, polemical ardours spent, Annan really wants to defend these contentions in the cold light of day. More often, however, my arguments and my way of presenting them were connected: Sttoria few have equalled him in originality, variety and audacity. Should we enrol it too, as one more secret outing in the perpetual expeditions of the human mind to the beyond? Don’t have an account?


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Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Societies including our own can be heterogeneous: Ginzburg has so far demonstrated no special link between lameness and the Sabbath or for that matter ecstatic fertility cults: From the point of view I chose, however, the opposite is certainly true: Retrieved from ” https: Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.


What unifies this long tradition, from the Baroque through the Enlightenment to the Romantic period, is terrestrial mockery.

Above all, no experiments.

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While the immediate response of the Vatican has not yet come to light, a limited group of carol had been granted access by It is best to begin with the first of these.