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Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method

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ISBN-10: 1421409909

ISBN-13: 9781421409900

Edition: 2013

Authors: Carlo Ginzburg, John Tedeschi, Anne C. Tedeschi

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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
Translators' Note
Bibliographical Note
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 Dum�zil
Freud, the Wolf-Man, and the Werewolves
The Inquisitor as Anthropologist
Index of Names