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The Resource Threads and traces : true false fictive, Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by Anne C. Tedeschi and John Tedeschi

Threads and traces : true false fictive, Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by Anne C. Tedeschi and John Tedeschi

Label
Threads and traces : true false fictive
Title
Threads and traces
Title remainder
true false fictive
Statement of responsibility
Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by Anne C. Tedeschi and John Tedeschi
Title variation
Carlo Ginzburg
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "Carlo Ginzburg's brilliant and timely new essay collection takes a bold stand against naive positivism and allegedly sophisticated neo-skepticism. It looks deeply into questions raised by decades of post-structuralism: What constitutes historical truth? How do we draw a boundary between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? How do we grapple with the historical conventions that inform, in different ways, all written documents? In his answers, Ginzburg peels away layers of subsequent readings and interpretations that envelop every text to make a larger argument about history and fiction. Interwoven with compelling autobiographical references, Threads and Traces bears moving witness to Ginzburg's life as a European Jew, the abiding strength of his scholarship, and his deep engagement with the historian's craft"--Provided by publisher
  • "This book is a translation of historian Carlo Ginzburg's latest collection of essays. Through the detective work of uncovering a wide variety of stories or microhistories from fragments, Ginzburg takes on the bigger questions: How do we draw the line between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? Stories range from medieval Europe, the inquisitional trial of a witch, seventeenth-century antiquarianism, and twentieth-century historians"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ginzburg, Carlo
Dewey number
907.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D16.8
LC item number
.G536513 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historiography
  • Literature and history
  • History
  • Truth
  • Collective memory
Label
Threads and traces : true false fictive, Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by Anne C. Tedeschi and John Tedeschi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation from the Italian of: Filo e le tracce
Bar code
31223098597462
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Description and citation -- The conversion of the Jews of Minorca (A.D. 417-418) -- Montaigne, cannibals, and grottoes -- Proofs and possibilities : postscript to Natalie Zemon Davis, The return of Martin Guerre -- Paris, 1647 : a dialogue on fiction and history -- The Europeans discover (or rediscover) the shamans -- Tolerance and commerce : Auerbach reads Voltaire -- Anacharsis interrogates the natives: a new reading of an old best seller -- Following the tracks of Israël Bertuccio -- The bitter truth -- Stendhal's challenge to historians -- Representing the enemy : on the French prehistory of the protocols -- Just one witness : the extermination of the Jews and the principle of reality -- Details, early plans, microanalysis : thoughts on a book by Siegfried Kracauer -- Microhistory : two or three things that I know about it -- Witches and shamans
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 328 p.
Isbn
9780520259614
Lccn
2011020079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 712114162
  • (OCoLC)712114162
Label
Threads and traces : true false fictive, Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by Anne C. Tedeschi and John Tedeschi
Publication
Note
Translation from the Italian of: Filo e le tracce
Bar code
31223098597462
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Description and citation -- The conversion of the Jews of Minorca (A.D. 417-418) -- Montaigne, cannibals, and grottoes -- Proofs and possibilities : postscript to Natalie Zemon Davis, The return of Martin Guerre -- Paris, 1647 : a dialogue on fiction and history -- The Europeans discover (or rediscover) the shamans -- Tolerance and commerce : Auerbach reads Voltaire -- Anacharsis interrogates the natives: a new reading of an old best seller -- Following the tracks of Israël Bertuccio -- The bitter truth -- Stendhal's challenge to historians -- Representing the enemy : on the French prehistory of the protocols -- Just one witness : the extermination of the Jews and the principle of reality -- Details, early plans, microanalysis : thoughts on a book by Siegfried Kracauer -- Microhistory : two or three things that I know about it -- Witches and shamans
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 328 p.
Isbn
9780520259614
Lccn
2011020079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 712114162
  • (OCoLC)712114162

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