“Learned and disquieting. . . . identifies a persistent and pervasive thread in the fabric of Western thought that no future commentary . . . will be entitled to ignore.” — R. I. Moore (Nation)
“Chilling. . . . Nirenberg offers his painful and important history so that we might recognize these patterns [of intolerance and violence] in hopes of not falling into them yet again.” — Michael S. Roth (Washington Post)
“Brilliant, fascinating.” — Michael Walzer (New York Review of Books)
“[A] magisterial work of intellectual history.” — Publishers Weekly
About the Author
David Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where he is also director of the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society.