Carlo Ginzburg’s The Cheese and the Worms is a microhistory of a sixteenth-century miller named Mennochio. What do scholars mean by “microhistory” and what does Ginzburg’s study reveal about life during the sixteenth century? How is Ginzburg’s work different from more traditional studies on religious history? Finally, describe Mennochio. What kind of a person was he? What importance was he to his community and family? What were his interests? What happened to Mennochio in the end?