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  title={The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller},
  author={Alex Keller and Carlo Ginzburg and John A. Tedeschi and Anne Tedeschi},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
The Cheese and the Worms is an incisive study of popular culture in the sixteenth century as seen through the eyes of one man, the miller known as Menocchio, who was accused of heresy during the Inquisition and sentenced to death. Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records to illustrate the religious and social conflicts of the society Menocchio lived in. For a common miller, Menocchio was surprisingly literate. In his trial testimony he made references to more than a dozen books, including the… 
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