In 1963, Norman F. Cantor published his breakthrough narrative history of the Middle Ages. Here is a significant revision, update, and expansion of that work.
The Civilization of the Middle Ages incorporates current research, recent trends in interpretation, and novel perspectives, especially on the foundations of the Middle Ages and the Later Middle Ages of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. A sharper focus on social history, Jewish history, women’s roles in society, and popular religion and heresy distinguish the book. 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 earlier editions so accessible.
“No better explanation of medievalism is available to the general reader.” (Booklist)
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Erudite and well researched
An interesting and broad book that leaves very little out. In fact the book enters into all the minute details that it possibily could, which is why it is so very long. It is nevertheless very interesting.
It is somewhat spoiled by the reader, who seems to want to appear learned but instead has infuriating inflexions in his speech.
Cannot think what more could be added, but it might be an idea to get someone else to perform the reading of this book.
Only audible book that made me want to self harm
There is a good chance that this is an excellent book unfortunately the narration is so painful I will never know.
No - because that would be cruel.
The performance would have been better by getting anyone who didn't sound like Kenneth Williams to read it.
I'm going to get my money back right now!
- Antonia Roberts