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Forgery Beyond Deceit

Fabrication, Value, and the Desire for Ancient Rome

Forgery Beyond Deceit

Forgery Beyond Deceit

Fabrication, Value, and the Desire for Ancient Rome

Forgery Beyond Deceit

 

This book examines the cultural, historical, and rhetorical functions of forgery that extend beyond the desire to deceive and profit. Its chapters reach from antiquity to the twentieth century and cover literature and art, the two areas that predominate in forgery studies, as well as the forgery of physical books, coins, and religious relics.


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Beschrijving Forgery Beyond Deceit

What do forgeries do? Forgery Beyond Deceit: Fabrication, Value, and the Desire for Ancient Rome explores that question with a focus on forgery in ancient Rome and of ancient Rome. Its chapters reach from antiquity to the twentieth century and cover literature and art, the two areas that predominate in forgery studies, as well as the forgery of physical books, coins, and religious relics. The book examines the cultural, historical, and
rhetorical functions of forgery that extend beyond the desire to deceive and profit. It analyses forgery in connection with related phenomena like pseudepigraphy, fakes, and copies; and it investigates the aesthetic and historical value that forgeries possess when scholarship takes seriously their form, content, and varied uses
within and across cultures. Of particular interest is the way that forgeries embody a desire for the ancient and for the recovery of the fragmentary past of ancient Rome.


ISBN
9780192869586
Pagina's
448
Verschijnt
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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