Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov (Paperback)

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Who Wrote That? examines nine authorship controversies, providing an introduction to particular disputes and teaching students how to assess historical documents, archival materials, and apocryphal stories, as well as internet sources and news. Donald Ostrowski does not argue in favor of one side over another but focuses on the principles of attribution used to make each case.

While furthering the field of authorship studies, Who Wrote That? provides an essential resource for instructors at all levels in various subjects. It is ultimately about historical detective work. Using Moses, Analects, the Secret Gospel of Mark, Abelard and Heloise, the Compendium of Chronicles, Rashid al-Din, Shakespeare, Prince Andrei Kurbskii, James MacPherson, and Mikhail Sholokov, Ostrowski builds concrete examples that instructors can use to help students uncover the legitimacy of authorship and to spark the desire to turn over the hidden layers of history so necessary to the craft.

About the Author

Donald Ostrowski is Research Advisor in the Social Science and Lecturer in History at Harvard University's Extension School. He is the author of more than 150 publications including his edition of The Pověst vremennykh lět [Tale of Bygone Years], which received the Early Slavic Studies Association Award for Distinguished Scholarship.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501750823
ISBN-10: 1501750828
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English