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Literary forgery in early modern Europe, 1450-1800 / edited by Walter Stephens and Earle A. Havens ; assisted by Janet E. Gomez.

Stephens, Walter, 1949- (redaktör/utgivare)
Havens, Earle, 1971- (redaktör/utgivare)
Gomez, Janet (bidragsgivare)
ISBN 1421426870
Publicerad: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018
Copyright: ©2018
Engelska xii, 285 pages
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Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • Introduction. Forgery's Valhalla / Walter Stephens and Earle A. Havens -- Hoax and forgery, whimsy and fraud: taxonomic reflections on the Bibliotheca fictiva / Arthur Freeman -- Babelic confusion: literary forgery and the Bibliotheca fictiva / Earle A. Havens -- Forgery, misattribution, and a case of secondary pseudonymity: Aethicus Ister's Cosmography and its early modern multiplications / Frederic Clark -- Marvelous history: authority and credibility in medieval histories of Troy / E.R. Truitt -- Forging relations between East and West: the invented letters of Sultan Mehmed II / James Coleman -- Fashioning Noah: how a forger turned an Etruscan god into a Biblical figure / Shana D. O'Connell -- Annius of Viterbo as a student of the Jews: the sources of his information / Anthony Grafton -- "A certain empty and unknown writer": Gaspar Barreiros dismantles Annius of Viterbo's Antiquities / Walter Stephens -- Inventing Gallic antiquities in Renaissance France / Richard Cooper -- Material and textual forgery in the Lead books of Granada / A. Katie Harris -- Melchior Inchofer, S.J. and the letter of the Virgin Mary to the citizens of Messina / Ingrid D. Rowland -- "Make way for the ghost!" Forgery, patriotic mythology, and the living dead / Kate E. Tunstall -- England's Ireland, Ireland's England: William Henry Ireland's national offense" / Jack Lynch.
  • Forgery is an eternal problem. In literature and the writing of history, suspiciously attributed texts can be uniquely revealing when subjected to a nuanced critique. False and spurious writings impinge on social and political realities to a degree rarely confronted by the biographical criticism of yesteryear. They deserve a more critical reading of the sort far more often bestowed on canonical works of poetry and prose fiction. 0The first comprehensive treatment of literary and historiographical forgery to appear in a quarter of a century, this book goes well beyond questions of authorship, spotlighting the imaginative vitality of forgery and its sinister impact on genuine scholarship. This volume demonstrates that early modern forgery was a literary tradition in its own right, with distinctive connections to politics, Greek and Roman classics, religion, philosophy, and modern literature. The thirteen essays draw immediate inspiration from Johns Hopkins University's acquisition of the Bibliotheca Fictiva, the world's premier research collection dedicated exclusively to the subject of literary forgery, which consists of several thousand rare books and unique manuscript materials from the early modern period and beyond.0The early modern explosion in forgery of all kinds-particularly in the kindred documentary fields of literary and archaeological falsification-was the most visible symptom of a dramatic shift in attitudes toward historical evidence and in the relation of texts to contemporary society. The authors capture the impact of this evolution within many fundamental cultural transformations, including the rise of print, changing tastes and fortunes of the literary marketplace, and the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. 


Renässanslitteratur  (sao)
Europeisk litteratur  -- historia (sao)
Litterär förfalskning  -- historia (sao)
1600-talet  (sao)
1500-talet  (sao)
1400-talet  (sao)


Analys och tolkning  (saogf)


809 (DDC)
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