Renaissance Impostors and Proofs of Identity

Author(s): 
Eliav-Feldon, Miriam
ISBN: 
9780230547063
Date published: 
November 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

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.