Ginzburg’s reponse to the LRB

From Carlo Ginzburg SIR: In his long review of my The Night Battles (LRB, 2 February) Anthony Pagden, having first praised me for my literary skills, goes on to criticise vigorously the ‘sometimes shaky nature of the arguments and assumptions’ which ‘underpin’ my ‘reconstructions’. Before examining each one of Pagden’s objections I should like to …

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The LRB on the Benandante

Anthony Pagden The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the 16th and 17th Centuries by Carlo Ginzburg, translated by John Tedeschi and Anne Tedeschi Routledge, 209 pp, £9.95, November 1983, ISBN 0 7100 9507 4 In the mountainous district of Friuli in Northern Italy there were good witches and bad, ‘good walkers’ (benandanti) and …

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Being Benandante — a good walkers

I saw this on LRB and then searched some more on it....here's what dictionary.com told me...Witchcraft in Italy Carlo Ginzburg, Night Battles , and the BenandantiIn the 1960's, Carlo Ginzburg made the discovery that many historians dream of, In the Archepiscopal archives of Udine, in the north eastern Italian province of Udine, He found a series …

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