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Read this for History of Science class in college. Sad and compelling to see the human side of the Inquisition (anti-science theocracy is truly evil) and also uplifting to see a simple man develop ... Read full review
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My first venture into microhistory and, I must say, I'm very impressed! Strong and engaging analysis throughout, excellent utilization of sources, and an interesting thesis! The conclusion really ...
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Page 182 - Menocchio reveal that his shameless "preaching and dogmatizing" aroused the ire of the Inquisition and led to his arrest. Under oath, Menocchio shared his homespun cosmogony: I have said that, in my opinion, all was chaos, that is, earth, air, water, and fire were mixed together; and out of that bulk a mass formed — just as cheese is made out of milk — and worms appeared in it, and these were the angels.
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