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Impostures in early modern England : representations and perceptions of fraudulent identities

Author: Tobias B Hug
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2009.
Series: Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
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Impostors & impostures featured prominently in the political, social & religious life of early modern England. Who was likely to be perceived as an impostor, & why? In this book, Tobias B. Hug examines a wide range of sources, from judicial archives & other official records to chronicles, newspapers, ballads, & autobiographical writings.
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Genre/Form: History
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Hug, Tobias B. (Tobias Benedikt).
Impostures in early modern England.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)760795343
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias B Hug
ISBN: 9780719079849 0719079845
OCLC Number: 351311008
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Indentifying impostures in early modern England. Counterfeit beggars, bogus cunning folk and bigamists ; Tricksters and officialdom : bogus officials and forgers ; Quacks : all notorious medical impostors? ; Prophets and visionaries, possessed and exorcists : all religious impostors? ; The unfortunate whose kingdom is not of this world : political impostures ; Ethnic impostors ; Gentleman impostors --
Imposture and autobiography. The self-representation and self-perception of William Fuller (1670-1733).
Series Title: Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
Responsibility: Tobias B. Hug.

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