False Formosan - George Psalmanazar and the Eighteenth-Century Experiment of Identity
|Author: ||Swiderski, Richard|
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A major reconsideration of the Assyrian Christian scholar and confidence man George Psalmanazar who dazzled eighteenth-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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