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Cantor, Norman F.

Overview
Works: 176 works in 807 publications in 2 languages and 34,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Church history  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: RC172, 940.1
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Most widely held works about Norman F Cantor
 
Most widely held works by Norman F Cantor
In the wake of the plague : the Black Death and the world it made by Norman F Cantor( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 2,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We meet, among others, fifteen-year-old Princess Joan of England, on her way to Spain to marry a Castilian prince; Thomas of Birmingham, abbot of Halesowen, responsible for his abbey as a CEO is for his business in a desperate time; and the once-prominent landowner John le Strange, who sees the Black Death tear away his family's lands and then its very name as it washes, unchecked, over Europe in wave after wave."--Jacket
Medieval history; the life and death of a civilization by Norman F Cantor( Book )

57 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on the ideas and institutions of Western civilization from 200 A.D. to 1500 A.D
The civilization of the Middle Ages : a completely revised and expanded edition of Medieval history, the life and death of a civilization by Norman F Cantor( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1963, Norman F. Cantor published his breakthrough narrative history of the Middle Ages. Further editions of this immediately celebrated book appeared in 1968 and 1974. Now, a thorough revision, update and significant expansion of the book has been made with a third of the text new. The Civilization of the Middle Ages incorporates current research, recent trends in interpretation, and novel perspectives, especially on the foundations of the Middle Ages to A.D. 450 and the Later Middle Ages of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, as well as a sharper focus in social history, Jewish history, and women's roles in society, and popular religion and heresy. While the first and last sections of the book are almost entirely new and many additions have been incorporated in the intervening sections, Cantor has retained the powerful narrative flow that made the earlier editions so accessible and exciting." "Cantor's book was innovative in 1963 because it was the first comprehensive general history of the Middle Ages to center on medieval culture and religion rather than political history (which was, however, dealt with, but from the perspective of applied intellect and social ordering). It remains a unique book in that regard. The book also featured the highlighting of prominent medieval personalities through dozens of biographical sketches, which has been retained." "Although it draws upon a century of detailed research on the medieval world and is authoritative in its learning, from first page to last, Cantor's book tells an exciting and compelling story."--Jacket
Inventing the Middle Ages : the lives, works, and ideas of the great medievalists of the twentieth century by Norman F Cantor( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives, works, and ideas of the great medievalist of the twentieth century
The sacred chain : the history of the Jews by Norman F Cantor( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of popular culture by Norman F Cantor( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than 150 studies in social and cultural history written by respected scholars and incisive commentators whose primary concern is human behavior and the nature of human society
The encyclopedia of the Middle Ages( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers all aspects of the Middle Ages, from Europe to the Far East, exploring the lives of the great people of the age, including Dante and Chaucer
How to study history by Norman F Cantor( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle Ages by Norman F Cantor( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new book Norman F. Cantor, the brilliant author of Inventing the Middle Ages and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, profiles eight men and women who are both representative figures of the Middle Ages and led extraordinary lives. Among them are Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, often called the founder of the Middle Ages and author of the first modern autobiography; Cardinal Humbert of Lorraine, the chief political theorist of the medieval papacy; and Robert Grosseteste, the founder of experimental science and the Franciscan opponent of Thomas Aquinas. Of the women Cantor profiles, Helena Augusta, the mother of fourth-century Roman emperor Constantine, played a significant role in the formation of medieval religious culture. Hildegard of Bingen was a Benedictine abbess who developed a form of personal visionary mysticism and feminist theory. The third of Cantor's principal women subjects, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was the most famous of medieval queens and had an enormous influence both on politics and society and the arts and literature of her time." "Norman F. Cantor's approach to these profiles is almost novelistic: he has invented conversations, based closely on a century of medieval scholarship and on the original sources, which thrust the reader immediately into the lives of his subjects, their colleagues, and friends, and give an immediacy to medieval life rarely encountered in conventional biography." "Cantor makes not only comprehensible but exciting to the reader the crises and crosscurrents of medieval cultural history. In a manner rarely achieved, he gets the reader inside the psyche of medieval women and men and makes us fully empathize with their aspirations, triumphs, anxieties, and disappointments."--Jacket
The American century : varieties of culture in modern times by Norman F Cantor( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This examination of America during the twentieth century covers such areas as Victorian culture, modernism, poetry, visual arts, social science, psychoanalysis, and Marxism
The last knight : the twilight of the Middle Ages and the birth of the modern era by Norman F Cantor( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There may be no more fascinating historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. Chaucer wrote brilliant satire, lords and ladies invented courtly rituals of love and romance, yet the vast bulk of Europe's population struggled with plague, economic uncertainty, and violence. It was a world in transition, soon to be replaced by the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration -- and John of Gaunt was its central figure. Norman F. Cantor, the best known and most popular historian of the Middle Ages, brings Gaunt to life brilliantly in his newest work, The Last Knight. John of Gaunt was the richest man in Europe, apart from its monarchs, and he epitomized and surpassed the ideals of the late Middle Ages. From chivalry -- he was taught at a young age to fight on horseback like the knights of old -- to courtly love -- his three marriages included two romantic love-matches -- he was an ideal leader. He created lavish courts, sponsoring Chaucer and proto-Protestant religious thinkers, and he survived the dramatic Peasants' Revolt, during which his sumptuous London residence was burned to the ground. As the head of the Lancastrian Branch of the Plantagenet family, he was the unknowing father of the War of the Roses, for his son Henry Bolingbroke usurped the crown from Gaunt's nephew, Richard II, after Gaunt had died. He passed away just as one great era gave way to the next: His grandson Henry the Navigator launched the Age of Exploration. Gaunt's adventures represent the culture and mores of the Middle Ages as few others' do, and his death is portrayed by Cantor as the end of that fascinating period. Shakespeare put into Gaunt's mouth the most patriotic speech in the English language: "this sceptre'd isle ... This other Eden, demi-paradise." Yet Shakespeare's version of Gaunt is an old and doddering man whose son took center stage. In fact, in Cantor's capable hands, this great man and those fascinating times are ready for their own starring roles
Antiquity : the civilization of the ancient world by Norman F Cantor( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world, from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500 B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (what is now present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empire in A.D. 453. In Antiquity, Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity, and the triumph and decline of Rome." "In this analysis, the author explores social and cultural history, as well as the political and economic aspects of his narrative. He explains leading themes in religion and philosophy and discusses the environment, population, and public health. With his signature authority and insight, Cantor highlights the great books and ideas of antiquity that continue to influence culture today."--Jacket
The age of protest; dissent and rebellion in the twentieth century by Norman F Cantor( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining the law : common law and the foundations of the American legal system by Norman F Cantor( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: At a time when the role of the legal profession, the jury system, and other key aspects of American law are under much dispute, Imagining the Law provides a historical perspective on these critical public issues. Historian Norman Cantor explains how and why common law developed out of Roman law, in response to the needs and assumptions of English society and culture from 1000 to 1780, and how it became the basis of the American legal system. Professor Cantor shows that many of the current debates about the jury trial, the adversarial model, and other parts of our legal system stem from this history. He highlights the minds and personalities of prominent judicial leaders, from Cicero and Justinian in the ancient world, through Glanville and Bracton in the Middle Ages, to Coke, Blackstone, and Bentham in later centuries. A concluding chapter relates the social and cultural history of common law to the American system of Supreme Court Justices John Marshall and Oliver Wendell Holmes and to the legal profession in the United States today
Ideas and institutions in Western civilization by Norman F Cantor( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great : journey to the end of the earth by Norman F Cantor( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Macedonian emperor Alexander the Great, examining his accomplishments, his relationships with his parents, his bisexuality, his view of himself in relation to the Greek and Egyptian gods, and the ethos of the age in which he lived
Church, kingship, and lay investiture in England, 1089-1135 by Norman F Cantor( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the latter part of the eleventh century a revolutionary group within the Western Church, centered in the papacy, attempted to overthrow the early medieval system of church-state relations by which the church in each country was under control of the kings and other secular rulers. Here is a comprehensive history of these controversies during the crucial period from the death of Archbishop Lanfranc in 1089 to the end of the reign of Henry I in 1135. The greater part of the book is concerned with the pontificate of Archbishop Anselm (1093-1109) and includes the first substantial account of the episcopal career of this famous theologian. In a concluding chapter, the obscure period in the history of the English Church from 1109 to 1135 is investigated, and the methods by which Henry I reasserted royal authority over the Church are indicated. Originally published in 1958. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Twentieth-century culture : modernism to deconstruction by Norman F Cantor( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval reader( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First hand accounts of the Middle Ages including letters, essays, state and church documents, poetry and ballads
The English by Norman F Cantor( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the wake of the plague : the Black Death and the world it made
Alternative Names
Cantor, N. F.

Cantor, Norman

Cantor, Norman 1929-2004

Cantor, Norman Frank.

Cantor, Norman Frank 1929-2004

Norman Cantor Canadees mediëvist (1929-2004)

Norman Cantor kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Historiker

Norman Cantor scrittore e storico canadese

Norman F. Cantor

كانتور، نورمان ف.

نورمان ف. كانتور، 1929-2004

캔터, 노만 F

カンター, ノーマン F.

キャンター, ノーマン・F

ノーマン・カンター

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Japanese (2)

Covers
The civilization of the Middle Ages : a completely revised and expanded edition of Medieval history, the life and death of a civilizationInventing the Middle Ages : the lives, works, and ideas of the great medievalists of the twentieth centuryThe sacred chain : the history of the JewsThe encyclopedia of the Middle AgesMedieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle AgesThe American century : varieties of culture in modern timesThe last knight : the twilight of the Middle Ages and the birth of the modern eraAntiquity : the civilization of the ancient world