Forgery involves the creation of a document or other artifact with the intent to deceive. Within History Stack Exchange, we're interested in the effect that forgeries have on historical events and using historical scholarship to prove or disprove forgeries.

Forgery is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents with the intent to deceive. Although the term is commonly used in the context of money, the scope of the forgery tag on History Stack Exchange includes not just counterfeiting, but also forgeries like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Donation of Constantine which have have had a significant effect on history.

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