Renaissance Impostors and Proofs of Identity

  • MiriamĀ Eliav-Feldon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 222-291

About this book

Introduction

Early Modern Europe was teeming with impostors. Identity theft was only one form of misrepresentation: royal pretenders, envoys from imaginary lands, religious dissimulators, cross-dressers, false Gypsies - all these caused deep anxiety, leading authorities to invent increasingly sophisticated means for unmasking deception.

Keywords

anxiety bibliography body corpus Europe identity Renaissance

Authors and affiliations

  • MiriamĀ Eliav-Feldon
    • 1
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137291370
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36138-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29137-0
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