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The Resource Forging the past : invented histories in Counter-Reformation Spain, Katrina B. Olds

Forging the past : invented histories in Counter-Reformation Spain, Katrina B. Olds

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Forging the past : invented histories in Counter-Reformation Spain
Title
Forging the past
Title remainder
invented histories in Counter-Reformation Spain
Statement of responsibility
Katrina B. Olds
Title variation
Invented histories in Counter-Reformation Spain
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Language
eng
Summary
Spain's infamous 'false chronicles' were alleged to have been unearthed in 1595 in a monastic library deep in the heart of the German-speaking territories of the Holy Roman Empire by the Jesuit priest Jerónimo Román de la Higuera. Though rife with anachronisms and chronological inaccuracies, these four volumes of invented 'truths' about Spanish sacred history radically transformed the religious landscape in Counter-Reformation Spain and were not definitively exposed as forgeries until centuries later, after nearly two hundred years of scholarly debate. In this fascinating study, Katrina B. Olds explores the history, author, and legacy of one of the world's most compelling and consequential frauds. The book examines how a relatively obscure Jesuit priest so successfully fabricated a set of supposedly historical documents that they were accepted as authentic for generation after generation. The chronicles' influence was so powerful, in fact, that they continued to shape scholarly discourse, religious practice, and local heritage throughout Spain well into the twentieth century, despite having been debunked as forgeries in the eighteenth. Olds's fascinating analysis brings together intellectual, cultural, religious, and political history while reinvigorating an ongoing debate on the uses and abuses of history and the nature of historical and religious truth.--
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1973-
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Olds, Katrina Beth
Illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Higuera, Jerónimo Román de la
  • Catholic Church
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Literary forgeries and mystifications
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Spain
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Forging the past : invented histories in Counter-Reformation Spain, Katrina B. Olds
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-422) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17745913
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780300185225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)894310387
Label
Forging the past : invented histories in Counter-Reformation Spain, Katrina B. Olds
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17745913
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780300185225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)894310387

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