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La buona fama di un falsario: eruditi, critici e luoghi nel Piemonte del Settecento

  • Luigi Provero

Giuseppe Francesco Meyranesio (1729-1793) is well known for the ancient and medieval texts he produced and disseminated, the falsity of which has been widely proved. This essay aims to reread his story from another point of view, namely the network of relationships and correspondents set up by Meyranesio, a network that allows us to understand the reasons for his forgeries, which were an attempt – substantially successful – to build a good reputation in front of the main subalpine scholars, but also – and here Meyranesio failed – to obtain a benefit that freed him from pastoral tasks and allowed him to devote himself full time to study.

  • Keywords:
  • 18th century; Piedmont; Giuseppe Francesco Meyranesio; Historical erudition; Forgeries.,
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Luigi Provero

University of Turin, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4151-1507

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Chapter Title

La buona fama di un falsario: eruditi, critici e luoghi nel Piemonte del Settecento

Authors

Luigi Provero

Language

Italian

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-423-6.15

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Publication Year

2021

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© 2021 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Book Title

«Fiere vicende dell’età di mezzo»

Book Subtitle

Studi per Gian Maria Varanini

Editors

Paola Guglielmotti, Isabella Lazzarini

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

344

Publication Year

2021

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© 2021 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-423-6

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978-88-5518-422-9

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978-88-5518-423-6

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Reti Medievali E-Book

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2704-6362

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2704-6079

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