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Inventing the Middle Ages: The Lives, Works, and Ideas of the Great Medievalists of the Twentieth Century

ISBN 10: 0688123023 / 0-688-12302-3
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Publisher: Quill
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Softcover
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Our images of the Middle Ages--of wars, tournaments, and plagues, of kings and saints, of knights and ladies--are so vivid that it might be difficult to imagine them as modern conventions. In this ground-breaking work, medieval scholar Norman F. Cantor explores the lives, works, and "conjurings" of the great medievalists of the early 20th century.


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"In this masterful portrayal of the lives and work of the major twentieth-century medievalists, current visions of the Middle Ages emerge from a melange of methods and motivations in which painstaking scholarship and brilliant insights are mixed liberally with personal quirkiness, ego collisions, xenophobia, quests for happier worlds....Cantor does for historians what James Watson's 'Double Helix' did for scientists- brings them alive in all their human complexity."

Michael K. Stone, Millennium Whole Earth Catalog

 

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