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Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Donald Ostrowski


This book 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nine authorship controversies, providing an introduction to particular disputes and teaching students how to assess historical documents, archival materials, and apocryphal stories, as well as internet sources and news. The book 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, the book 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 ... More

Keywords: attribution, authorship, Moses, Analects, Secret Gospel of Mark, Compendium of Chronicles, Rashid al-Din, Shakespeare, Prince Andrei Kurbskii, James MacPherson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749704
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Ostrowski, author
Harvard University's Extension School