Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
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.
This book was recommended by the late Michael Crichton in the bibliography of his book TIMELINE where he added the notation "One of the finest intellectual histories ever... Read morePublished 21 days ago by John Vadnais
could hardly get started on it. I found the language and attitude degrading to people I don't even know, yet insulting to me that I'd want to hear it. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Aman
The Middle Ages is for many a 1,000 year gap between antiquity and the beginning of the modern era. As someone interested in understanding history within the full context of its... Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Sovocool
First things first: Cantor's title is perhaps a little misleading. Usually books about THE INVENTION OF X are trying to demystify their subject, to show that the thing in question... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Josiah Todd
Got this book for my husband and he has found it to be of great interest. Well written and very good read.Published 23 months ago by Mary Louise Dallam
Certainly this is not a boring book, but it's not very helpful either. As others note, it's a highly personal, and personalized, look at 20C medieval historiography and the work... Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by Chimonsho
Disguised as a review of the evolution of the interpretation of the Middle Ages, this is in fact a comic romp through the groves of medieval Academe. Read morePublished on May 3, 2013 by toronto
Good anthology of the historians who coined the term, the Middle Ages, esp good if you look at some of the sources mentioned. I found it very interesting. Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by jim
Norman Cantor (1991) takes the various approaches to medieval historiography and uses them to illustrate scholarship in general, and from there draws a number of interesting... Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Jacob