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Title: Vassalli and the Vella case
Authors: Dessoulavy, C.L.
Keywords: Vassalli, Mikiel Anton, 1764-1829
Vella, Abate Giuseppe, 1749-1814
Maltese language -- History -- 18th century
Codex Martinianus
Literary forgeries and mystifications -- 18th century
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Dessoulavy, C.L. (1993). Vassalli and the Vella case. Journal of Maltese Studies, 23-24, 31-33
Abstract: It may seem an outrage to couple two men like the worthy lexicographer M.A. Vassalli and the forger Vella. They were however contemporaries, and, as we shall show a most unfortunate confusion by Simone Assemani of the two names, both beginning with the same letter, was largely responsible for the misleading of O.G. Tychsen with such disastrous results to European scholarship.
Appears in Collections:JMS, Volume 23-24
JMS, Volume 23-24

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