Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method
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Description: More than twenty years after Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method was first published in English, this extraordinary collection remains a classic. The book brings together essays about Renaissance witchcraft, National Socialism, sixteenth-century Italian painting, Freud’s wolf-man, and other topics. In the influential centerpiece of the volume Carlo Ginzburg places historical knowledge in a long tradition of cognitive practices and shows how a research strategy based on reading clues and traces embedded in the historical record reveals otherwise hidden information. Acknowledging his debt to art history, psychoanalysis, comparative religion, and anthropology, Ginzburg challenges us to retrieve these cultural and social dimensions. In his new preface, Ginzburg reflects on how we easily miss the context in which we read, write and live. Only hindsight allows some understanding. He examines his own path in research during the 1970s and its relationship to the times, especially the political scenes of Italy and Germany. Was he influenced by the environment, he asks himself, and if so, how? Ginzburg uses his own experience to examine the elusive and constantly evolving nature of history and historical research.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Carlo Ginzburgis retired from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy). He is the author of numerous books that have been translated into English includingThe Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller.
|Preface to the 2013 Edition|
|Preface to the Italian Edition|
|Witchcraft and Popular Piety: Notes on a Modenese Trial of 1519|
|From Aby Warburg to E. H. Gombrich: A Problem of Method|
|The High and the Low: The Theme of Forbidden Knowledge in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries|
|Titian, Ovid, and Sixteenth-Century Codes for Erotic Illustration|
|Clues: Roots of an Evidential Paradigm|
|Germanic Mythology and Nazism: Thoughts on an Old Book by Georges Dumï¿½zil|
|Freud, the Wolf-Man, and the Werewolves|
|The Inquisitor as Anthropologist|
|Index of Names|