Examining seventeenth-century crises of evidence and genres of evidence on which both literary critics and historians now depend, True Relations explores the notion that we apprehend truth through other people's relations of it and that those relations, and our own relation to them, are a function of social relationships in conflict.
Cover Title Copyright Contents Note on Spelling Introduction Part I: Crises of Evidence Chapter 1 True and Perfect Relations: Henry Garnet, Confessional Identity, and Figuration Chapter 2 Sham Stories and Credible Relations: Witchcraft and Narrative Conventions Chapter 3 A True and Faithful Account? The London Fire, Blame, and Partisan Proof Part II: Genres of Evidence Chapter 4 First-Person Relations: Reading Depositions Chapter 5 The Rule of Relation: Domestic Advice Literature and Its Readers Chapter 6 Relational Truths: Dramatic Evidence, All Is True, and Double Falsehood Notes Index Acknowledgments.
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