E. Gielen et J. Papy, Falsifications and Authority in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

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Erika Gielen et Jan Papy (éd.), Falsifications and Authority in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Turnhout, 2020.

Éditeur : Brepols
Collection : Lectio. Studies in the Transmission of Texts & Ideas
348 pages
ISBN : 978-2-503-58843-8
€ 95 (excl. tax)

In order to gain a deeper understanding of the shifting idea of authority of a text, its transmission and reception in a variety of genres, settings and contexts, this collective volume envisages to enlarge and deepen this understanding in tangling literary forgery and emulation. Authority and authoritative literary productions provoke all kinds of interest and emulation. Hermeneutical techniques, detailed exegesis and historical critique are invoked to put authority, and yes also possible falsifications, to the test. Scholars from various disciplines working on texts, either authoritative or forged, stemming from different periods of time reflect on a methodological basis and a hermeneutical entrance. In addition, a threefold axis of questioning the phenomenon of forgery is presented, viz. the motif of falsification, the mechanism or technique applied and, third, the direct or indirect effect of this fraud.



Table of Contents

Jan Papy & Erika Gielen, Introduction. The Protean Appearance of Falsifications: Emulating and Challenging Authority in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Mirko Canevaro, The Documents in the Attic Orators: Early Antiquarians and Unintentional Forgers

Luigi Silvano, Four Forged Orations by Aeschines, Demades and Demosthenes and their Reception during the Renaissance

Katherine A. East, The Fate of the Pridie: Tracing the Decline of Manuscript Authority

Joan Carbonell Manils & Gerard González Germain, Causes, Opportunities and Methods in the Falsification of Roman Epigraphy in Renaissance Spain. The Case of the Tetrachs' Inscriptions

Robert Leigh, Is On Theriac to Piso a Forgery?

Angela Ulacco, The Creation of Authority in Pseudo-Pythagorean Texts and Their Reception in Late Ancient Philosophy

Félix Racine, Pseudo-Plutarch's On Rivers and the School Tradition

Christian Müller, Rufinus versus Jerome in the Falsification Affair

Jacqueline Hylkema, The Forgery of Isaac Casaubon's Name: Authority and The Originall of Idolatries

Index manuscriptorum
Index nominum

 

 

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