Inventing the Middle Ages by Norman F. Cantor

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This work focuses on the lives and works of 20 of the great medievalists of this century, demonstrating how the events of their lives, and their emotional and spiritual outlooks influenced their interpretations of the Middle Ages.

About Norman F. Cantor

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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 Quill/William Morrow. 480 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The Independent

This member of the Resistance (who was tortured and killed by the Germans in 1944), co-founder of the most influential current school of history, is accused of demolishing a whole edifice of medieval scholarship: he and his successors in the Annales School, who opened out history to encompass so ...

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The Independent

Cantor plays this down, but it means that Maitland, for all his modern-mindedness, had to speculate when he attributed the reforms to the king as a sign of centralising government.

Jan 09 1993 | Read Full Review of Inventing the Middle Ages

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