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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.
sociology masquerading as history. The author isn't an historian, doesn't check out the sources, doesn't have a scholarly background, and in short is more of a journalist... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aman
Norman Cantor's The Civilization of the Middle Ages is a fascinating read and a wonderful resource for the general reader seeking to expand his/her historical knowledge base. Read morePublished 12 months ago by SockPuppet
As a broke college student with very little time, I'm very glad my history professor chose a textbook that is cheap and easily readable. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Suzanne
This is one of the most exciting and fascinating books I have ever read.
If you want to understand why we think the way we do, read this book. Read more
The Civilization of the Middle Ages: A Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of Medieval History
I learned too much to write about in detail from this sweeping book of... Read more
Despite some of the more scathing reviews this is actually a remarkable book both for what it is and what it is not. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Gerard A. Proudfoot
The best book I've ever read about the Middle Ages. Norman F.Cantor was a very good reseracher.
I recommend it everyone who's interested in this time.
I had the pleasure of being one of Professor Cantor's students a million or so years ago at Barnard College. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Ani