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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (793 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Norman F. Cantor Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 newer research and novel perspectives, especially on the foundations of the Middle Ages and the late 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. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “No better explanation of medievalism is available to the general reader.”

    Booklist

  • “Cantor…writes with wonderful fluidity; his lucid prose moves from topic to topic with effortless grace.”

    AudioFile

  • “A good book for general readers on this fascinating period of history.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Cantor’s fine prose is ably read by Frederick Davidson.” 

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mike Anderson | 1/29/2014

    " Detailed and thorough exposition of the Middle Ages from the fall of Rome to the renaissance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara | 1/13/2014

    " Interesting and informative history of Europe in the middle ages. It could have used better editing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynn Weber | 12/19/2013

    " Every page is interesting (if you're interested in this kind of thing). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bonnie | 12/16/2013

    " This was the first, and still the best, book on the Medieval era that I have read. History, generally, is one of my favorite topics, but this period was so formative to what followed - whether for good or ill. "

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