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|Named Person:||Curzio Inghirami; Curzio Inghirami|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ingrid D Rowland; Arthur Freeman; Janet Ing Freeman; Bibliotheca Fictiva: The Arthur & Janet Freeman Collection of Literary & Historical Forgery.
|ISBN:||0226730360 9780226730363 0226730379 9780226730370|
|Notes:||A study of the forgeries of Curzio Inghirami.|
|Description:||x, 230 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Discovery: 1634 --
The investigation: 1635 --
The spy: 1638 --
About paper: 1635-1640 --
The defender defended: 1641 --
Curzio attacks: 1645 --
A forger's reasons: 1640s --
The sublime art --
Eppur si muove: 1966.
|Responsibility:||Ingrid D. Rowland.|
"As recounted here by Ingrid D. Rowland, Curzio preyed on the Italian fixation with ancestry to forge an array of ancient Latin and Etruscan documents. For authenticity's sake, he stashed the counterfeit treasure in scarith (capsules made of hair and mud) near Scornello. To the seventeenth-century Tuscans who were so eager to establish proof of their heritage and history, the scarith symbolized a link to the prestigious culture of their past. But because none of these proud Italians could actually read the ancient Etruscan language, they couldn't know for certain that the documents were frauds.
The Scarith of Scornello traces the career of this young scam artist whose "discoveries" reached the Vatican shortly after Galileo was condemned by the Inquisition, inspiring participants on both sides of the affair to clash again - this time over Etruscan history."--BOOK JACKET.