Inventing the Middle Ages by Norman F Cantor
The Lives, Works, and Ideas of the Great Medievalists of the Twentieth Century

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1991 William Morrow & Company hardcover. Norman F Cantor (Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World). How the modern idea of the middle ages was born in the 20th century and how it compares to the actually middle ages
 

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Norman F. Cantor was Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University. His many books include In the Wake of the Plague, Inventing the Middle Ages, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, the most widely read narrative of the Middle Ages in the English language. He died in 2004.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by William Morrow and Company Inc. 477 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Tracing the ``quest'' for the Middle Ages, Cantor (History, Sociology, Comparative Lit./N.Y.U.; Perspectives on the European Past, 1971, etc.) has drafted a riveting chapter of 20th-century intellectual history.

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To 19th-century romantics, the Middle Ages were a justification for aesthetic passion and communal feeling. In contrast, the 20th century's picture of the Middle Ages stresses its synthesis of faith a

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To 19th-century romantics, the Middle Ages were a justification for aesthetic passion and communal feeling. In contrast, the 20th century's picture of the Middle Ages stresses its synthesis of faith a

Dec 02 1991 | Read Full Review of Inventing the Middle Ages: Th...

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