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Literature

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The Cheese and the Worms

The Cheese and the Worms written by the Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg. The book is an

example of the history of mentalities and microhistory of culture. It focuses on

Mennochio, also known as Domenico Scandella. The hero is an Italian miller from the town

of Montereale. Unusually for a common miller, he was quite literate. Although his literacy may be accounted for by the establishment of schools in the villages surrounding Friuli: Aviano and Pordenone. School was opened at the beginning of the sixteenth century under the direction of Girolamo Amaseo for, "reading and teaching, without exception, children of citizens as well as those

The Facetious Nights of Straparola published in Venice 1550 under the title Le piacevoli notti contains 74 stories and published in a single volume

The work modelled on Boccaccio's Decameron with a frame narrative and novellas, but it takes an innovative approach by also including folk and fairy tales.[1] In the frame narrative, participants of a party on the island of Murano, near Venice, tell each other stories that vary from bawdy to fantastic. The narrators are mostly women, while the men, among whose ranks are included historical men of letters such as Pietro Bembo andBernardo C

The Book of Common Prayer

Martin Butser

Following Englands Break with the Rome and the excommunication of Butser following his attempts to reconcile Luther with the papacy and his exile to London, Butser has broken new ground with this prayer book. This is the first prayer book to include the complete forms of service for daily and Sunday worship in English.

appello, listen. The 74 original tales are told over 13 nights, five tales are told each night except the eighth (six tales) and the thirteenth (thirteen tales).[1] Songs and dances begin each night, and the nights end with a riddle or enigma.[1] The tales include folk and fairy-tales; Boccaccio-like novellas with themes of trickery and intrigue; and tragic and heroic stories

Following Englands Break with the Rome and the excommunication of Butser following his attempts to reconcile Luther with the papacy and his exile to London, Butser has broken new ground with this prayer book. This is the first prayer book to include the complete forms of service for daily and Sunday worship in English.

De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Nicolaus Copernicus; The controversial work, supporters say the seminal work on the heliocentric theory of the heavens ,astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus offered an alternative model of the universe to Ptolemy's geocentric system, which had been widely accepted since ancient times.

Printed in Nuremberg

Gargantua and Pantagruel Rabelais

tells the story of two giants—a father, Gargantua, and his son, Pantagruel—and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, and satirical vein.

While the first two books focus on the lives of the two giants, the rest of the series is mostly devoted to the adventures of Pantagruel's friends – such as Panurge, a roguish, erudite maverick, and Brother Jean, a bold, voracious and boozing ex-monk – and others on a collective naval journey in search of the Divine Bottle.

Even though most chapters are humorous, wildly fantastic and sometimes absurd, a few relatively serious passages have become famous for descriptions of humanistic ideals of the time. In particular, the letter of Gargantua to Pantagruel and the chapters on Gargantua's boyhood present a rather detailed vision of education.

The Best of the Rest

Sir John Prise of Brecon – Yn y lhyvyr hwnn first book in Welsh;

Martynas Mažvydas – The Simple Words of Catechism (first printed book in Lithuanian

Francisco Delicado – Portrait of Lozana: The Lusty Andalusian Woman (Retrato de la Loçana andaluza

Martin Luther – Das newe Testament Deutzsch, translation of the New Testament into German

Erasmus – Colloquies

This is the Boke of Cokery, the first known printed cookbook in English

Hélisenne de Crenne – Les Angoisses douloureuses qui procèdent d'amours

The Prince Machievelli reprinted in Latin and Greek

The Bible in Slovenian