Renaissance Impostors and Proofs of Identity

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Early Modern Europe was teeming with impostors. Identity theft was only one form of misrepresentation: royal pretenders, envoys from imaginary lands, religious dissimulators, cross-dressers, false Gypsies - all these caused deep anxiety, leading authorities to invent increasingly sophisticated means for unmasking deception.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages291
ISBN (Electronic)9781137291370
ISBN (Print)9780230547063
StatePublished - 24 Oct 2012


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