Forgers and Critics: Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship
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Forgers and Critics: Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship

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Just as it "takes a thief to catch a thief, " so the forger greatly aids the search for historical truth, maintains Anthony Grafton in this wide-ranging exploration of the links between forgery and scholarship. Labeling forgery the "criminal sibling" of criticism, he describes a panorama of remarkable individuals--forgers, from classical Greece through the recent past, who...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published March 27th 1990 by Princeton University Press (first published March 7th 1990)
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Professor of History, Princeton University.
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