Forging the Past Hardback

Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain

by Katrina B. Olds;

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Forging the Past

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Katrina B. Olds explores the history and legacy of one of the world's most compelling and consequential historical frauds: Spain's infamous "false chronicles." These invented sacred histories, which were the creation of a sixteenth-century Jesuit priest, transformed the religious landscape of Counter-Reformation Spain. The texts continued to shape scholarly discourse and religious practice well into the twentieth century, despite having been debunked as forgeries two centuries earlier. In the first major work in English on the subject, Olds offers a richly nuanced history of these remarkable documents, how they came to be, and why they had such a profound, far-reaching influence.

Forging the Past by Katrina B. Olds was published by Yale University Press in August 2015. The ISBN for Forging the Past is 9780300185225.

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Details for Forging the Past

Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherYale University Press (August 2015)
Number of Pages440
Thickness28 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4311720
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