The encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Viking, May 1, 1999 - History - 464 pages
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From the world's most distinguished medievalist comes a lively and vivid account of the lords and ladies, saints and scholars, kings and peasants who shaped the history and culture of one of the richest and most misunderstood periods in history. In this full-color, landmark reference, Cantor and a team of scholars and experts explore the entire medieval world -- from the British Isles to the Far East, and the great figures -- Dante, Chaucer, Aquinas, who defined the period.

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User Review  - Walt - Goodreads

A good general encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Although I cannot tell which came first, this is almost an exact match for Cantor's Pimilco Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Telander - Goodreads

Have you ever wondered how the English Parliament started, or when William the Conqueror (or William the Bastard as he was also known) was born and died, or how about when writing tools were invented ... Read full review


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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.

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