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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
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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 The book examines how a relatively obscure Jesuit priest so successfully fabricated a set of supposedly historical documents that they were accepted as authentic for generation after generation.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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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
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Olds, Katrina Beth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spain
  • History
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • Historiography
  • History
  • Spain
Label
Forging the Past : Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain, Katrina B. Olds
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2. The Jesuits, the Inquisition, and History
  • 3. How to Forge a History: The Authentic Sources of the False Chronicles
  • 4. Jews, Arabic-Speakers, and New Saints: The False Chronicles and Controversy
  • 5. The Debut of the Chronicles: Higuera's Republic of Sacred Letters
  • 6. In Defense of Local Saints: Higuera versus Rome
  • Part II. Reception
  • 7. Flawed Texts and the Negotiation of Authenticity
  • 8. The Cronicones in Local Religion: Historia Sacra Writ Small
  • 9. The Politics of the Cronicones in Madrid and Rome
  • 10. From Apocrypha to Forgery
  • Frontmatter
  • Conclusion: New Saints, New Histories in Modern Spain
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Translations and Orthography
  • Maps
  • An Introduction to History and Myth in Early Modern Spain
  • Part I. Creation
  • 1. The Forger between Friends and Enemies in Toledo
Control code
ocn915343662
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 422 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300186062
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1755dj9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915343662
Label
Forging the Past : Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain, Katrina B. Olds
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2. The Jesuits, the Inquisition, and History
  • 3. How to Forge a History: The Authentic Sources of the False Chronicles
  • 4. Jews, Arabic-Speakers, and New Saints: The False Chronicles and Controversy
  • 5. The Debut of the Chronicles: Higuera's Republic of Sacred Letters
  • 6. In Defense of Local Saints: Higuera versus Rome
  • Part II. Reception
  • 7. Flawed Texts and the Negotiation of Authenticity
  • 8. The Cronicones in Local Religion: Historia Sacra Writ Small
  • 9. The Politics of the Cronicones in Madrid and Rome
  • 10. From Apocrypha to Forgery
  • Frontmatter
  • Conclusion: New Saints, New Histories in Modern Spain
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Translations and Orthography
  • Maps
  • An Introduction to History and Myth in Early Modern Spain
  • Part I. Creation
  • 1. The Forger between Friends and Enemies in Toledo
Control code
ocn915343662
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 422 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300186062
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1755dj9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915343662

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