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Dissimulation and Deceit in Early Modern Europe

Editors: Eliav-Feldon, Miriam, Herzig, Tamar (Eds.)

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In this book, twelve scholars of early modern history analyse various categories and cases of deception and false identity in the age of geographical discoveries and of forced conversions: from two-faced conversos to serial converts, from demoniacs to stigmatics, and from self-appointed ambassadors to lying cosmographer.

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Professor (Emerita) Miriam Eliav-Feldon taught early modern history at Tel Aviv University, Israel, for several decades and served as Chairperson of its history department in the years 1996-2000. Her publications include several books and many articles in Hebrew, English and French, on Renaissance utopias, pacifism and peace plans, origins of racism and invented identities.

Tamar Herzig is Associate Professor of early modern history at Tel Aviv University, Israel, where she also serves as Director of the Morris E. Curiel Institute for European Studies. Her publications include Savonarola's Women: Visions and Reform in Renaissance Italy (2008; published in Italian 2014) and 'Christ Transformed into a Virgin Woman': Lucia Brocadelli, Heinrich Institoris, and the Defense of the Faith (2013), as well as numerous articles.

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“The volume under review groups eleven studies, most of which were originally presented as contributions to an international conference held at Tel Aviv University in 2012. … its reader has gained a view of a surprisingly wide panorama of deceit cases, and thus been given a broad insight into the history of early modern dissimulation as such.” (Benedek Láng, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, Vol. 12 (1), 2017)

“This volume is a true milestone in tracing, mapping, and conceptualizing the culture of lying and dissimulation in the premodern era. … This seminal book will be of enormous value and interest not only to early modernists but also to intellectual and religious historians in general.” (Maria Ivanova, The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 102 (4), 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dissimulation and Deceit in Early Modern Europe
Editors
  • Miriam Eliav-Feldon
  • Tamar Herzig
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44749-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137447494
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44748-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 250
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