Medieval Lives

Paperback | February 3, 1995

byNorman F. Cantor

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A fascinating look at life in the Middle Ages that focuses on eight extraordinary medieval men and women through realistically invented conversations between them and their counterparts.

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Medieval Lives brings a unique historic perspective to the Middle Ages as it reconstructs the day-to-day conversations of eight men and women who led remarkable lives and yet were representative of their times. Cantor's innovative approach gives an immediacy to medieval life rarely encountered in conventional biographies.

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A fascinating look at life in the Middle Ages that focuses on eight extraordinary medieval men and women through realistically invented conversations between them and their counterparts.

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.52 inPublished:February 3, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060925795

ISBN - 13:9780060925796

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Medieval Lives brings a unique historic perspective to the Middle Ages as it reconstructs the day-to-day conversations of eight men and women who led remarkable lives and yet were representative of their times. Cantor's innovative approach gives an immediacy to medieval life rarely encountered in conventional biographies.

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"A tour-de-force...I simply cannot imagine a more effective and compelling introduction to medieval civilization." (Arthur H. Williamson)