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Norman Cantor (1929–2004)

Författare till In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made

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Norman F. Cantor is Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University.
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Verk av Norman Cantor

How to Study History (1967) 143 exemplar
The Medieval World 300-1300 (1963) 105 exemplar
The Jewish Experience (1996) 79 exemplar
The history of popular culture (1968) — Redaktör — 34 exemplar
The History of Popular Culture Since 1815 (1968) — Redaktör — 25 exemplar
The History of Popular Culture to 1815 (1968) — Redaktör — 19 exemplar
William Stubbs on the English Constitution (1966) — Redaktör — 10 exemplar
Problems in European history (1970) 4 exemplar
After We Die 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Cantor, Norman
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Cantor, Norman Frank
Födelsedag
1929-11-19
Avled
2004-09-18
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Canada
Födelseort
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Dödsort
Greenwich Village, New York, USA
Dödsorsak
Heart Failure
Bostadsorter
Miami, Florida, USA (death)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (birth)
New York, New York, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Utbildning
University of Manitoba (B.A. ∙ 1951)
Princeton University (MA ∙ 1953)
Oriel College, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar)
Princeton University (PhD - 1957)
Yrken
medievalist
historian
writer
author
professor
Organisationer
Princeton University
Columbia University
Brandeis University
Binghamton University
University of Illinois at Chicago
New York University
Priser och utmärkelser
Rhodes Scholar
Agent
Alexander C. Hoyt
Kort biografi
Norman Frank Cantor was a historian who specialized in the medieval period. He received his bachelor's degree at the University of Manitoba and his master's degree from Princeton. He spent a year at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and then earned his doctorate from Princeton in 1957. After teaching at Princeton, Prof. Cantor moved to Columbia University from 1960 to 1966; Brandeis University until 1970; SUNY Binghamton until 1976; and the University of Illinois at Chicago for two years. He went on to New York University, where he was professor of history, sociology and comparative literature. After a brief stint as Fulbright Professor at Tel Aviv University, he began to devote himself writing full-time.

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History as cliff's notes. -1 star for the ridiculous "dailogue" featuring St. Augustine. -1 star for the snoozefest re Roman law.
 
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audient_void | 10 andra recensioner | Jan 6, 2024 |
Borrrrrrrinnnnnnnng.

Too many unrelated tangents...much more a story of what was going on in the world at the same time as the plague. Not at all what I was expecting and often very dull.

There were a few redeeming bits like the story about the certain kind of brass that disappeared in 1349 (his conclusion was that the maker died in the plague); or just the general idea that significant portions of history would have played out much differently had the plague not happened (an obvious conclusion but still an interesting thought.)

I also thought it was interesting that so much blame was placed on the Jews. It's an eye-opening study to look at all the ways throughout history that Satan has tried to rid the earth of God's chosen people.

But yeah, if you're looking for a giant yawner, this book is the book for you.
… (mer)
 
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classyhomemaker | 55 andra recensioner | Dec 11, 2023 |
Just plain awful. There's no structure here, not even a basic framing of a timeline between the parts of the book which read like thrown together essays; the goal ostensibly being to cover antiquity from Sumer to the christianity of late antiquity. It does none of this well, not even as an overview. On the one hand you get sweeping generalizations befitting a wikipedia page and on the other we're digging into the legal code and creation of civil law.
It makes no sense.
 
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A.Godhelm | 10 andra recensioner | Oct 20, 2023 |

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Verk
67
Medlemmar
8,016
Popularitet
#3,021
Betyg
½ 3.4
Recensioner
109
ISBN
112
Språk
3
Favoritmärkt
11

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