Impostures in Early Modern England

Impostures in Early Modern England Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities - Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain

Hardback (09 Feb 2010) | English

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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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719079849
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.1633094209031
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 544g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 28mm