The Making of History: A Study of the Literary Forgeries of James Macpherson and Thomas Chatterton in Relation to Eighteenth-century Ideas of History and Fiction
The literary forgeries of James Macpherson and Thomas Chatterton are studied within the context of the eighteenth-century debate about the validity of using literature as a historical source and history as a literary topic.
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The Influence of Historiography
The Literary Impetus
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