"In the diversity of methods and objects of analysis it offers, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method offers a fresh perspective on this Italian historian who has become such an essential point of reference in many domains of cultural ...
Author: Carlo Ginzburg
Publisher: JHU Press
"In the diversity of methods and objects of analysis it offers, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method offers a fresh perspective on this Italian historian who has become such an essential point of reference in many domains of cultural study today." -- Dana Polan, Camera Obscura.
Carlo Ginzburg, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (Baltimore: Johns
Hopkins University Press, 1989), ix. ... Ginzburg, "Morelli, Freud, and Sherlock
Holmes: Clues and Scientific Method," History Workshop Journal 9 (Spring 1980
Author: Ann Reynolds
Publisher: MIT Press
An examination of the interplay between cultural context and artistic practice in the work of Robert Smithson. Robert Smithson (1938-1973) produced his best-known work during the 1960s and early 1970s, a period in which the boundaries of the art world and the objectives of art-making were questioned perhaps more consistently and thoroughly than any time before or since. In Robert Smithson, Ann Reynolds elucidates the complexity of Smithson's work and thought by placing them in their historical context, a context greatly enhanced by the vast archival materials that Smithson's widow, Nancy Holt, donated to the Archives of American Art in 1987. The archive provides Reynolds with the remnants of Smithson's working life--magazines, postcards from other artists, notebooks, and perhaps most important, his library--from which she reconstructs the physical and conceptual world that Smithson inhabited. Reynolds explores the relation of Smithson's art-making, thinking about art-making, writing, and interaction with other artists to the articulated ideology and discreet assumptions that determined the parameters of artistic practice of the time. A central focus of Reynolds's analysis is Smithson's fascination with the blind spots at the center of established ways of seeing and thinking about culture. For Smithson, New Jersey was such a blind spot, and he returned there again and again--alone and with fellow artists--to make art that, through its location alone, undermined assumptions about what and, more important, where, art should be. For those who guarded the integrity of the established art world, New Jersey was "elsewhere"; but for Smithson, "elsewheres" were the defining, if often forgotten, locations on the map of contemporary culture.
See Ginzburg , Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , 156 - 64 . In an essay
titled “ The Inquisitor as Anthropologist , ” Ginzburg reminds us that no source is
neutral and that , ironically , the inquisitor and the scholar often seek the same ...
Author: Susan Schroeder
Publisher: UNM Press
Religion in New Spain presents an overview of the history of colonial religious culture and encompasses aspects of religion in the many regions of New Spain. In reading these essays, it is clear the Spanish conquest was not the end-all of indigenous culture, that the Virgin of Guadalupe was a myth-in-the-making by locals as well as foreigners, that nuns and priests had real lives, and that the institutional colonial church, even post-Trent, was seldom if ever above or beyond political or economic influence. Susan Schroeder and Stafford Poole have divided the presentations into seven parts that represent general categories spanning the colonial era: "Encounters, Accommodation, and Outright Idolatry"; "Native Sexuality and Christian Morality"; "Believing in Miracles: Taking the Veil and New Realities"; "Guardian of the Christian Society: The Holy Office of the Inquisition--Racism, Judaizing, and Gambling"; "Music and Martyrdom on the Northern Frontier"; and "Tangential Christianity on Other Frontiers: Business and Politics as Usual." Sacred space can be anywhere and might not be bound by walls and ceilings. As the authors of these essays show, religion is often an attempt to reconcile the mysterious and unmanageable forces of nature, such as storms, droughts, floods, infestations of pests, epidemic diseases, and sicknesses; it is an attempt to control the uncontrollable.
Paul Ricœur has suggested that one could compare Bloch's method of following
the traces of the past to Ginzburg's evidential paradigm of solving the 9. Ginzburg
, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method, 119–123. 10. Ginzburg, Clues, Myths ...
Author: Susanna Fellman
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Historical Knowledge approaches the topic of historical knowledge in depth and from various angles. It seeks to offer theoretical and methodological building blocks for the use of anyone pursuing historical research. This book brings novel insights into classic and topical issues currently under debate: the importance of theory in historical thinking, the dialectic of “text” and “annotation”, the actor and observer levels, the relationship between the general and the individual, the issue of comparison, and the problem of sporadic sources and of understanding the singularity of each one. The overall theme of the book, the possibility of historical knowledge, reflects the very issue that makes historical research distinctive: the challenges of evidence and the problems, both concrete and conceptual, with deciphering and interpreting remnants of the past. This book refreshes the discussion about sources and proper evidence, two issues that the linguistic turn and the postmodern challenge pushed into the background. The book addresses these issues in an easily accessible way and serves as an introduction and guide to the role of theory, method and evidence in historical research not only for students and scholars of history, but also for anyone outside the field with an interest in the topic. Historical Knowledge is the first book to include texts by the three eminent historians, Professors Natalie Zemon Davis, Carlo Ginzburg and Giovanni Levi. The other contributors, Professors Risto Alapuro, Janken Myrdal and Matti Peltonen, are active debaters in current theoretical and methodo-logical discussion.
The relationship between the evolution of microhistory and the various radical
political movements that were so ... Cf . Ginzburg , “ From Aby Warburg to E . H .
Gombrich : A Problem of Method , ” in Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method ,
Author: Edward Muir
Various authors present case studies of microhistory, an evolving branch of historical research that seeks to focus on writing without anachronism about events and peoples. The microhistorian uses the methodology of strict positivist standards to reconstruct the meanings of artifacts in their original context. They seek to find historical causation on the level of small groups and open history to ideas tainted by the modernity of other methods.
The circumstantial method has been used in particular for researching the
commonplace , such as agriculture and its ... 13 Ginzburg , Clues , Myths and the Historical Method , 96 - 101 and the entire chapter in which the pages are found .
Author: Marko Lamberg
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
The field of medieval studies has shifted towards a growing degree of inter- and multidisciplinarity during the recent decades. The concept of medieval studies covers in fact a multitude of disciplines, some of them being loyal to their long-established traditions, whereas others are very new and borrow methods from other branches of the humanities or even from modern natural or social sciences. Since this means not only new possibilities but also new challenges, sources and methodology should obviously concern anyone engaged in the history and culture of the Middle Ages. Regardless of what aspects of the medieval world a scholar is dealing with, his or her study has much to gain from a source-pluralistic approach: in order to be able to understand and even combine different types of sources, a scholar must be aware of what methods are relevant and available and how they can be adapted and applied. This collection of essays presents a comprehensive overview of current and fresh approaches to the history of medieval Europe. The topics include, among other things, the complex relationship between the spoken and the written word, explorations in social and geographic space, layers and mental images perceivable in medieval texts, source edition techniques, relics as visual and tangible items, not to mention the possibilities offered by prosopography, zooarchaelogy and the natural sciences. Also the question and significance of ethics, an ever more important issue in present-day academic circles, is discussed. The contributors to this volume themselves form a very inter- and multidisciplinary team: although they can all be labeled as medievalists, they in fact they work within different disciplines and in several different research units in different countries. Geographically, several parts of Europe are covered in the essays â " not only the westernmost part of the continent but also the poorly known eastern and northern parts as well. This diversity makes the collection worthwhile reading for students and scholars alike.
Presents the answers of Soviet historian R. A. Medvedev to questions regarding
his methods of research , plans for the ... also in the recent English translation of
an anthology of Ginzburg's essays : Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method .
On the Historical Explanation of Pictures , New Haven 1985 . ... 536 ; reprinted as
Clues : Roots of an Evidential Paradigm , in : Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , trans . by J . and A . C . Tedeschi , Baltimore 1989 . Margaret B ...
Author: German Valentinovich DziebelPublish On: 2005
In Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method by Carlo Ginsburg , translated by
John and Anne C. Tedeshi . Pp . 146-155 . Baltimore and London : John Hopkins
University Press , 1989a ( 1986 ) . Ginzburg , Carlo . “ Germanic Mythology and ...
8 6 L. Poliakov , The Aryan Myth : A History of Racist and Nationalist Ideas in
Europe , New York 1974 ; I. Strenski , Four ... 857-882 ( English translation : Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , Baltimore 1989 , 126145 ) , C.
Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method translated by John and Anne Tedeschi “
Ginzburg is a historian with an insatiable curiosity who pursues even the faintest
of clues with all the zest of a born detective . ” — J. H. Elliott , New York Review ...
The history of art , he points out , should recognize that all historical writing is
socially constructed and thus politically ... in Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , trans . by John and Anne Tedeschi ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins
Author: Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby
Publisher: Brepols Pub
This volume examines the relationship between preaching and art, addressing with particular detail the use of works of art in preaching and the importance of the pulpit itself. A challenging issue in the field of sermon studies is the relationship between preaching and art, in particular the manner in which preachers used works of art in their preaching and described specific pictures in their sermons; and the pulpit itself. The thesis of the book is that pulpits should be viewed in the context of the world of preaching in Renaissance Florence and in connection with sacred oratory. Indeed, like preached sermons, pulpits used rhetorical strategies to deliver religious messages. The author adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the topic by combining art history, historical analysis, and sermon studies; and she examines the pulpit's patronage, location, and function as well as its chronological development. This book combines a general survey of pulpits in Tuscany, with close analysis of five specific pulpits. Designed and executed by important artists located in Florence and Prato, these five pulpits are the most exquisite and impressive monuments of their type, and each has a complex and rich iconographic programme. The author reveals that the period between the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries constitutes a distinct phase in the development of pulpits, different from the earlier tradition, and from pulpits constructed after the Council of Trent and during the Catholic Reformation.
Author: American Historical Association. MeetingPublish On: 1989
7.95 James Oliver Robertson AMERICAN MYTH , AMERICAN REALITY
Bibliography , index . $ 9.95 AMERICA'S BUSINESS ... 6.95 Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method Carlo Ginzburg 253 la HILL & WANG / THE NOONDAY
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.
432–49 ; Carlo Ginzburg , “ Clues : Roots of an Evidential Paradigm ” ( 1986 ) ,
trans . John and Anne Tedeschi , in Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , ed
. Ginzburg ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 1989 ) , pp . 96–125 .
Includes the Transactions of the 15th- annual meetings of the American Association of the History of Medicine, 1939-
Ginzburg , Carlo 1989 “ Clues : Roots of an Evidential Paradigm . ” In Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , translated by John and Anne C . Tedeschi ,
96125 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . 1994 “ The Judge and the ...
Author: Terrence W. Tilley
"Terrence Tilley analyzes current approaches to the relationship between history and theology and then shows how they affect faith. He argues that there is no single pattern of relationships between the two disciplines and that multiple patterns should be recognized. When accurately understood and properly used, historical investigations, so often construed as undermining faith, do no such thing; indeed, they can actually increase or strengthen faith."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Divine Illumination, Right Reason, and the Revision of the Experimental Scientiic
Method in John Milton's Paradise ... between literary meanings and historical
events : Carlo Ginsburg , Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , trans .
To answer this question , I have tried to explore the teahouse , its history and
business as well as the culture in which it ... Tedeschi ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins
University Press , 1983 ) , and Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , trans .
See also Carlo Ginzburg ' The High and the Low : The Theme of Forbidden
Knowledge in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries ' in Clues , Myths , and the Historical Method , trans . by John and Anne C . Tedeschi ( Baltimore , Johns
Author: Nathan Uglow
The discipline of history defines itself in terms of proof not trust. However, in the eighteenth century it became embarrassingly clear that the capacity of the past to appear as a totality under the critical control of the present eluded historical practice at every stage from research to judgement and to the critical reception of that judgement. Was history a practical but uncritical resource (the 'Temple of Fame'), or a self-enclosed critical project ever shy of ultimate truth? Technical manuals and journal reviews repeatedly reasserted fundamental criteria for acceptable historical practice, but failed to eradicate confusion between coping with and exploiting the information differentials between historical actors, historians, and readers of historical texts. The Historian's Two Bodies offers a detailed analysis of this basic problem and its various repercussions for the competing perceptions of the historical task in eighteenth-century France while, importantly, denying itself any historical position free from such difficulties.