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The scarith of Scornello : a tale of Renaissance forgery, Ingrid D. Rowland

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The scarith of Scornello : a tale of Renaissance forgery
Title
The scarith of Scornello
Title remainder
a tale of Renaissance forgery
Statement of responsibility
Ingrid D. Rowland
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Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A precocious teenager, bored with life at his family's Tuscan villa Scornello, Curzio Inghirami staged perhaps the most outlandish prank of the seventeenth century. Born in the age of Galileo to an illustrious family with ties to the Medici, and thus an educated and privileged young man, Curzio concocted a wild scheme that would in the end catch the attention of the Vatican and scandalize all of Rome."
  • "As recounted here by Ingrid D. Rowland, Curzio preyed on the Italian fixation with ancestry to forge an array of ancient Latin and Etruscan documents. For authenticity's sake, he stashed the counterfeit treasure in scarith (capsules made of hair and mud) near Scornello. To the seventeenth-century Tuscans who were so eager to establish proof of their heritage and history, the scarith symbolized a link to the prestigious culture of their past. But because none of these proud Italians could actually read the ancient Etruscan language, they couldn't know for certain that the documents were frauds
  • The Scarith of Scornello traces the career of this young scam artist whose "discoveries" reached the Vatican shortly after Galileo was condemned by the Inquisition, inspiring participants on both sides of the affair to clash again - this time over Etruscan history."--Jacket
Summary
The career of young seventeenth-century scam artist Curzio Inghirami is traced in this account of his far-reaching prank, involving an array of forged ancient Latin and Etruscan documents that caught the attention of the Vatican and scandalized all of Rome
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
178663
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
937/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG975.V9
LC item number
R68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale of Renaissance forgery
Label
The scarith of Scornello : a tale of Renaissance forgery, Ingrid D. Rowland
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Publication
Note
A study of the forgeries of Curzio Inghirami
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovery: 1634 -- The investigation: 1635 -- The spy: 1638 -- About paper: 1635-1640 -- The defender defended: 1641 -- Curzio attacks: 1645 -- A forger's reasons: 1640s -- The sublime art -- Eppur si muove: 1966
Control code
ocm55597174
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780226730363
Lccn
2004012752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
Bibliotheca Fictiva: The Arthur & Janet Freeman Collection of Literary & Historical Forgery.
System control number
(OCoLC)55597174
Label
The scarith of Scornello : a tale of Renaissance forgery, Ingrid D. Rowland
Link
Publication
Note
A study of the forgeries of Curzio Inghirami
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovery: 1634 -- The investigation: 1635 -- The spy: 1638 -- About paper: 1635-1640 -- The defender defended: 1641 -- Curzio attacks: 1645 -- A forger's reasons: 1640s -- The sublime art -- Eppur si muove: 1966
Control code
ocm55597174
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780226730363
Lccn
2004012752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
Bibliotheca Fictiva: The Arthur & Janet Freeman Collection of Literary & Historical Forgery.
System control number
(OCoLC)55597174

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