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Cantor, Norman F.

Overview
Works: 218 works in 1,020 publications in 6 languages and 34,618 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Sources  Church history  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Publishing director
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 )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 2,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norman Cantor draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death afresh, as a gripping, intimate narrative."
Medieval history : the life and death of a civilization by Norman F Cantor( Book )

52 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,185 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 )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,824 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 Frank Cantor( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives, works, and ideas of the great medievalist of the twentieth century
Church, kingship, and lay investiture in England, 1089-1135 by Norman Frank Cantor( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2019 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sacred chain : the history of the Jews by Norman F Cantor( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sacred Chain is the most comprehensive, readable, up-to-date history of the Jews in the English language. The focus is on how a Jewish identity and consciousness were created, perpetuated, and shaped through three millennia of tumultuous and complex development. Norman F. Cantor sees the Jews as a distinctive ethnic group, rising from anthropological and sociological sources in ancient times. Then, molded in part by interaction with other societies, the Jews developed a unique and persistent culture, behavior pattern, and mind-set. Cantor regards Jewish history as embracing all people regarded by themselves or others as Jews and argues that there is a distinctive Jewish sense and sensibility that are apparent among Jews assimilated to other cultures and converted to other religions, as well as among those who have remained loyal to traditional religion
The history of popular culture by Norman Frank Cantor( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,237 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 1,152 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 )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last knight : the twilight of the Middle Ages and the birth of the modern era by Norman F Cantor( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,071 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
Medieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle Ages by Norman F Cantor( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 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 )

21 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,030 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
Antiquity : the civilization of the ancient world by Norman F Cantor( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 968 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
Alexander the Great : journey to the end of the earth by Norman F Cantor( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 951 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
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 held by 899 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 2000 in English and held by 863 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 )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century culture : modernism to deconstruction by Norman F Cantor( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and German and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On pp. 283-290, examines modern antisemitism as a component of Western culture, caused by the great Jewish emigration westward after 1880 which aroused racist and Social Darwinist prejudices, economic jealousy, and psychological fears. Politicians capitalized on antisemitic stereotypes, holding Jews responsible for all ills. Pp. 127-129, "Jews and Modernism, " discuss the significant role of Jews in the modernist movement. Traditionalists, Catholics, and nationalists denounced modernism as a Jewish danger. Paradoxically, English modernists and German expressionists were fierce antisemites, seeing traditionalist and religious Jews as the archetype of the 19th century society they opposed
The medieval reader( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First hand accounts of the Middle Ages including letters, essays, state and church documents, poetry and ballads
Perspectives on the European past; conversations with historians by Norman F Cantor( Book )

24 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the wake of the plague : the Black Death and the world it made
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 AgesThe last knight : the twilight of the Middle Ages and the birth of the modern eraMedieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle AgesThe American century : varieties of culture in modern timesAntiquity : the civilization of the ancient world
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 historiador canadenc

Norman Cantor historiador canadense

Norman Cantor historiador canadiense

Norman Cantor historian kanadez

Norman Cantor historien canadien

Norman Cantor Kanada ajaloolane

Norman Cantor kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Historiker

Norman Cantor scrittore e storico canadese

Norman Cantor staraí Ceanadach

Norman F. Cantor

Norman Frank 1929-2004

كانتور، نورمان ف.

نورمان ف. كانتور، 1929-2004

نورمان كانتور مؤرخ كندي

노오만 F. 캔터 1929-2004

칸토어, 노먼 F. 1929-2004

캔터, N. F. 1929-2004

캔터, 노만 1929-2004

캔터, 노만 F. 1929-2004

캔터, 노만 프랭크 1929-2004

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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