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This front matter section of the book Manufacturing a Past for the Present contains a table of contents, an acknowledgements, a preface, a list of figures, and a note on contributors. In search of specific national traditions nineteenth-century artists and scholars did not shy of manipulating texts and objects or even outright manufacturing them. The essays edited by János M. Bak, Patrick J. Geary and Gábor Klaniczay explore the various artifacts from outright forgeries to fruits of poetic phantasy, while also discussing the volatile notion of authenticity and the multiple claims for it in the age.

Keywords: authenticity; manipulating texts; national traditions; poetic phantasy

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