Impostures in Early Modern England

Impostures in Early Modern England

Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities

eBook - 2009
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Impostors and impostures featured prominently in the political, social and religious life of early modern England. Who was likely to be perceived as impostor, and why? This book offers the first full-scale analysis of an important and multifaceted phenomenon. Tobias B. Hug examines a wide range of sources, from judicial archives and other official records to chronicles, newspapers, ballads, pamphlets and autobiographical writings. This closely argued and pioneering book will be of interest to specialists, students and anyone concerned with the timeless questions of why and how individuals fashion, re-fashion and make sense of their selves.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781847793119
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 244 pages).
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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