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Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium

Levi Roach


This book takes a fresh look at documentary forgery and historical memory in the Middle Ages. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, religious houses across Europe began falsifying texts to improve local documentary records on an unprecedented scale. As the book illustrates, the resulting wave of forgery signaled major shifts in society and political culture, shifts which would lay the foundations for the European ancien régime. Spanning documentary traditions across France, England, Germany and northern Italy, the book examines five sets of falsified texts to demonstrate how forged records prod ... More

Keywords: documentary forgery, Middle Ages, falsified texts, forged records, falsification, antiquarianism, medieval forgers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780691181660
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691181660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Levi Roach, author
University of Exeter