Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance
An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
21st – 23rd March, 2013
School of English, University of St Andrews
If a lie had no more faces but one, as truth had, we should be in farre better termes than we are: For whatsoever a lier should say, we would take it in a contrarie sense. But the opposite of truth has many shapes, and an undefinite field.
Michel de Montaigne, 'Of Lyers' (Florio translation -1603)