The False Formosan: George Psalmanazar and the Eighteenth-century Experiment of Identity (Hardback)Richard Swiderski
Hardback Published: 01/12/1991
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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.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd