Book cover of Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium by Levi Roachby Levi Roach

An in-depth exploration of documentary forgery at the turn of the first millennium

Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium takes a fresh look at documentary forgery and historical memory in the Middle Ages. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, religious houses across Europe began falsifying texts to improve local documentary records on an unprecedented scale. As Levi Roach illustrates, the resulting wave of forgery signaled major shifts in society and political culture, shifts which would lay the foundations for the European ancien régime.

Spanning documentary traditions across France, England, Germany and northern Italy, Roach examines five sets of falsified texts to demonstrate how forged records produced in this period gave voice to new collective identities within and beyond the Church.

Interview with the Author

Podcast art for The Medieval PodcastThe Medieval Podcast 
Forgeries in the Middle Ages with Levi Roach
2/17/21           45 min

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.