This chapter summarizes the findings on authorship controversies. It highlights the extent to which false or not genuine attributions without intent to deceive has been made or claimed. It also explains the three categories of attribution: genuine attribution, false attribution with intent to deceive, and false attribution without intent to deceive. The chapter analyzes the basic principles for authorship studies and compares similarities in the types of arguments used by the defenders of the traditional attributions to Ivan IV, Andrei Kurbskii, and William Shakespeare. It also concentrates on issues of attribution and misattribution, which involve accusations of forgery and plagiarism, as well as the question of who the author was.
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