Inventing the Middle Ages : the lives, works, and ideas of the great medievalists of the twentieth century / Norman F. Cantor.

The lives, works, and ideas of the great medievalist of the twentieth century.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cantor, Norman F.
Format: Book
Published: New York : W. Morrow, [1991]
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • The quest for the Middle Ages. Between Rome and Renaissance ; Discovery and learning ; The Medieval mind ; Recognitions and formulations
  • Law and society / Frederic William Maitland. A death in the Canary Islands ; Medievalism and modernism ; Present at the creation ; The reach of the common law
  • The Nazi twins / Percy Ernst Schramm and Ernst Hartwig Kantorowicz. Old Heidelberg ; In Hitler's shadow ; The imperial destiny ; The lost world of German idealism
  • The French Jews / Louis Halphen and Marc Bloch. Flight and return ; The Mandarins ; Lords and peasants ; The long duration
  • The Formalists / Erwin Panofsky and Ernst Robert Curtius. Formalism as interpretation and ideology ; The rise of iconology ; Fortune's child ; Preserving western civilization
  • The Oxford fantasies / Clive Staples Lewis, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, and Frederic Maurice Powicke. Save the beloved land ; The medieval imagination ; The long journey ; A Proustian dreamworld
  • American pie / Charles Homer Haskins and Joseph Reese Strayer. The Wilsonians ; The contours of medieval government ; The northern supermen ; Cold War liberalism and the medieval state
  • After the fall / Michael David Knowles and Etienne Henry Gilson. Absoluting the Middle Ages ; The rebellious monk ; The nemesis of sanctity ; The Christian philosopher
  • The once and future king / Richard William Southern. The claim of the ideal ; Looking for Camelot ; "For he is an Englishmen" ; The knights of the southern round table
  • Outriders / Johan Huizinga, Eileen Edna Power, Michael Moissey Postan, Carl Erdmann, and Theodor Ernst Mommsen. Gorging out ; Postimpressionism ; The partnership ; Saying no and believing yes.