The False Formosan: George Psalmanazar and the Eighteenth-century Experiment of Identity

The False Formosan: George Psalmanazar and the Eighteenth-century Experiment of Identity

By: Richard Swiderski (author)Hardback

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This is reconsideration of the Assyrian Christian scholar and confidence man George Psalmanazar who dazzled 18th-century London in the disguise of a Chinese savant. Swiderski explores the fabulism and credulity of the time as well as analyzing the scientific curiosity aroused by Psalmanazar's writings.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773498587
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780773498587
  • ISBN10: 0773498583

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