Carlo Ginzburg


Carlo Ginzburg was instrumental in calling on the Vatican to open the Roman Inquisition archives, to which scholars were eventually admitted in the late 1990s. Recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2010 Balzan Prize for European History (1400-1700), Ginzburg is retired from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Carlo Ginzburg, the pioneer of “micro-history”, is considered by many to be the outstanding European historian of his generation.  Best known for The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller, an account of a villager burned at the stake for heresy. Ginzburg came to Jewish Book Week to talk with fellow Renaissance scholar Lisa Jardine about the relations between Christians and Jews since early modern times.

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