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Manufacturing a past for the present. Forgery and authenticity in medievalist texts and objects in nineteenth-century Europe.

Author: János M Bak; Patrick J Geary; Gábor Klaniczay
Publisher: Leiden : Koninklijke Brill NV 2014.
Series: National cultivation of culture, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In search of specific national traditions nineteenth-century artists and scholars did not shy of manipulating texts and objects or even outright manufacturing them. The essays edited by János M. Bak, Patrick J. Geary and Gábor Klaniczay explore the various artifacts from outright forgeries to fruits of poetic phantasy, while also discussing the volatile notion of authenticity and the multiple claims for it in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: János M Bak; Patrick J Geary; Gábor Klaniczay
ISBN: 9789004276802 9004276807
OCLC Number: 884242576
Description: 305 pages.
Contents: The manuscripts of Grunberg and Koniginhof : romantic lies about the glorious past of the Czech nation / Pavlina Rychterova --
To authenticate a manuscript : the case of Toldy and Hanka, hermeneutically reconsidered / Peter Davidhazi --
The Kalevala and the authenticity debate / Pertti Anttonen --
Janos Arany's Csaba trilogy and Arnold Ipolyi's Hungarian mythology / Laszlo Szorenyi --
From the anonymous Gesta to The flight of Zalan by Vorosmarty / Janos M. Bak --
Forging the Cuman law, forging an identity / Nora Berend --
Invented Middle Ages in nineteenth-century Hungary : the forgeries of Samuel Literati Nemes / Benedek Lang --
Excellent scholar, excellent forger : the case of Karl Benedict Hase / Igor P. Medvedev --
On Firkowicz, forgeries and forging Jewish identities / Dan D.Y. Shapira --
Wisest is time : ancient vase forgeries / Janos Gyorgy Szilagyi --
Agilulf, "the Nonexistent Knight" and the forging of the Italian "Germanic" past / Cristina La Rocca --
Imagining the real : material evidence and participatory past in nineteenth-century Lithuania / Giedre Mickunaite --
Time stopped : the open-air museum Skansen of Arthur Hazelius / Johan Hegardt --
The New York Cloisters : a forgery? / Sandor Radnoti.
Series Title: National cultivation of culture, 7.
Responsibility: János M. Bak; Patrick J. Geary; Gábor Klaniczay.

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In search of specific national traditions nineteenth-century artists and scholars did not shy of manipulating texts and objects or even outright manufacturing them. The essays edited by János M. Bak, Patrick J. Geary and Gábor Klaniczay explore the various artifacts from outright forgeries to fruits of poetic phantasy, while also discussing the volatile notion of authenticity and the multiple claims for it in the age.

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