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The Resource Medieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle Ages, Norman F. Cantor

Medieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle Ages, Norman F. Cantor

Label
Medieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle Ages
Title
Medieval lives
Title remainder
eight charismatic men and women of the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Norman F. Cantor
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In his new book Norman F. Cantor, the brilliant author of Inventing the Middle Ages and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, profiles eight men and women who are both representative figures of the Middle Ages and led extraordinary lives. Among them are Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, often called the founder of the Middle Ages and author of the first modern autobiography; Cardinal Humbert of Lorraine, the chief political theorist of the medieval papacy; and Robert Grosseteste, the founder of experimental science and the Franciscan opponent of Thomas Aquinas. Of the women Cantor profiles, Helena Augusta, the mother of fourth-century Roman emperor Constantine, played a significant role in the formation of medieval religious culture. Hildegard of Bingen was a Benedictine abbess who developed a form of personal visionary mysticism and feminist theory. The third of Cantor's principal women subjects, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was the most famous of medieval queens and had an enormous influence both on politics and society and the arts and literature of her time." "Norman F. Cantor's approach to these profiles is almost novelistic: he has invented conversations, based closely on a century of medieval scholarship and on the original sources, which thrust the reader immediately into the lives of his subjects, their colleagues, and friends, and give an immediacy to medieval life rarely encountered in conventional biography." "Cantor makes not only comprehensible but exciting to the reader the crises and crosscurrents of medieval cultural history. In a manner rarely achieved, he gets the reader inside the psyche of medieval women and men and makes us fully empathize with their aspirations, triumphs, anxieties, and disappointments."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.1/092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
CT114
LC item number
.C36 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Medieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle Ages, Norman F. Cantor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The advent of the Middle Ages : Helena Augusta -- African horizons : Augustine of Hippo -- Northerners : Alcuin of York -- Revolution : Humbert of Lorraine -- The form of woman : Hildegard of Bingen -- The glory of it all : Eleanor of Aquitaine -- The parting of the ways : Robert Grosseteste -- The winter of the Middle Ages : John Duke of Bedford -- Epilogue : medieval people
Control code
ocm29185371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xviii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780060169893
Lccn
93037051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29185371
Label
Medieval lives : eight charismatic men and women of the Middle Ages, Norman F. Cantor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The advent of the Middle Ages : Helena Augusta -- African horizons : Augustine of Hippo -- Northerners : Alcuin of York -- Revolution : Humbert of Lorraine -- The form of woman : Hildegard of Bingen -- The glory of it all : Eleanor of Aquitaine -- The parting of the ways : Robert Grosseteste -- The winter of the Middle Ages : John Duke of Bedford -- Epilogue : medieval people
Control code
ocm29185371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xviii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780060169893
Lccn
93037051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29185371

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