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

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

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
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 Ginzburgʼs 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
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Cataloging source
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Ginzburg, Carlo
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-312) and index
Control code
ssj0000541945
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 328 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780520259614
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011020079
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000541945
Label
Threads and traces : true, false, fictive, Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by Anne C. Tedeschi and John Tedeschi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-312) and index
Control code
ssj0000541945
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 328 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780520259614
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011020079
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000541945

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