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    (The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era) [PDF READ] ✓ Norman F. Cantor Norman F. Cantor ¿ 4 Read Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Norman F. Cantor Cantor is an irascible academic who flourishes in the field of the Middle Ages He takes as his focus one John Gaunt a hig

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    (The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era) [PDF READ] ✓ Norman F. Cantor Norman F. Cantor ¿ 4 Read I read two chapters and put it down in disgust Refers to people who are not heterosexual as 'gays' constantly overstates 'facts' that cannot act

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    characters The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era (The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era) [PDF READ] ✓ Norman F. Cantor Norman F. Cantor ¿ 4 Read Almost too many flaws to itemize including A Shallow research or at least a compendium of superficialities about the Middle

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    (The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era) [PDF READ] ✓ Norman F. Cantor I must've read a different book than others because while it is certainly not without flaws it is a good read about an important historical figure Full review to come 35 StarsWhile this book is not without its flaws I feel like other readers and I must have read a completely different book I found it to be a good read about a highly important historical figure who sometimes is forgotten though I am not sure ho

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    (The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era) [PDF READ] ✓ Norman F. Cantor This is a short book and a uick read uick as in some of the paragraphs are two sentences long and Cantor makes sure that he's always making a point even if he's already made the point or even if the point isn't really supported by evidence That's not always so bad as at least Cantor is clear about why he wrote

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    characters The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era (The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era) [PDF READ] ✓ Norman F. Cantor Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Norman F. Cantor Good heavens this book seriously needs an EDITOR The first three chapters are nearly unreadable the writing is so poor From Chapter 4 on the author seems finally to be interested in his own topic and things flow a little smoothly but still I was constantly distracted by the author's personal asides and political commentary I understand his intent in so many asides and digressions but they too are rather poorly executed and just

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    (The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era) [PDF READ] ✓ Norman F. Cantor By delving into the life of John of Gaunt Cantor explores the end of the Middle Ages It read like an overview of the peop

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    Norman F. Cantor ¿ 4 Read Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Norman F. Cantor characters The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era I picked up The Last Knight by Norman F Cantor at some vintage store I’m sure a good while ago and thought it made a nice coffee table book at my last place I only got around to reading it lately but as an amateur Medieval history fan I was pretty excitedAnd boy was I let downThe Last Knight covers John of Gaunt a wealthy nobleman and in

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    (The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era) [PDF READ] ✓ Norman F. Cantor If you already maintain a rough understanding of the Middle Ages dates royal lines and maps than you will probably enjoy This is however not a book for a novice looking for an interesting history book Cantor's parallels between our current concept of class and economy to those found during the twilight of the Middle Ages are intriguing And upon completion of the book I am interested in reading further material which is always a positive Ye

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    Norman F. Cantor ¿ 4 Read Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Norman F. Cantor characters The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era Cantor's book is very accessible His biography places John of Gaunt within the context of the times in which he lived and the role he played i

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Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Norman F. Cantor The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era Read ´ 104 Norman F. Cantor ¿ 4 Read Ncastrian branch of the Plantagenet family Gaunt was the unknowing father of the War of the Roses; after his death his son usurped the crown from his nephew Richard II Gaunt's adventures represent the culture and s of the Middle Ages as those of few others do and his death is portrayed in The Last Knight as the end of that enthralling period. By delving into the life of John of Gaunt Cantor explores the end of the Middle Ages It read like an overview of the people of that time their lifestyle politics religion wars and attitudes I enjoyed reading this book and having a different view John of Gaunt

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The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era

Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Norman F. Cantor The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era Read ´ 104 Norman F. Cantor ¿ 4 Read There may not be a fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent yet gallantry chivalry and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere It was a world in transition soon to be replaced by the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration and John of. Cantor is an irascible academic who flourishes in the field of the Middle Ages He takes as his focus one John Gaunt a high born aristocrat who also embodies the values of the time Using Gaunt Cantor provides us with a wide ranging look at the times in Europe as changes flowed through the world with varying degrees of resistance There is so much information in here that it can make one s head ache I wished sometimes that he had focused even finely on fewer themes His style is very accessible if plenty acerbic when describing things earn his disapproval I would not like to be a student who handed in a late assignment in this guy s class But the book is entertaining and very very interesting enjoyable and informative Heartily recommended for the intellectually curious

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Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Norman F. Cantor The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era Read ´ 104 Norman F. Cantor ¿ 4 Read Gaunt was its central figureIn today's terms John of Gaunt was a multibillionaire with a brand name eual to Rockefeller He fought in the Hundred Years' War sponsored Chaucer and proto Protestant religious thinkers and survived the dramatic Peasants' Revolt during which his sumptuous London residence was burned to the ground As head of the La. I must ve read a different book than others because while it is certainly not without flaws it is a good read about an important historical figure Full review to come 35 StarsWhile this book is not without its flaws I feel like other readers and I must have read a completely different book I found it to be a good read about a highly important historical figure who sometimes is forgotten though I am not sure how it so happened that a publisher had offered me a copy of another book about John of Gaunt so I read them around the same time and recommend both as each has kind of a different focus While they are both at the core biographies of John of Gaunt the subtitle is important for this one it is much about the time period and the great changes taking place as it is about the Duke of LancasterNorman Cantor is still a well known medieval author despite him having passed away in 2004 I enjoy his works have read some and have many on my to read list So I know that he has the knowledge necessary to write about his topics Even well versed authors are not completely immune to suppositions and there were uite a few but I couldn t not keep reading the book One reason for all those suppositions is that despite the fact that we have pages and pages roughly 500 or so of Gaunt s business letters and documentsthere is not one single personal letter of his that has survived to come down to us through the centuries The author also makes the point on page 81 that There is no evidence from late medieval England that aristocrats wrote personal letters at that time It doesn t mean they didn t it just means that so far none have been found Such a shame that if they did so we will never have these personal letters to read to better understand the people we admire or disdain from afar Believe me what I would not give for an authentic cache of letters to be discovered somewhere in England or Auitaine penned by Eleanor herself detailing events in her life that took her from Louis side as ueen Consort of France to Henry s side as ueen Consort of EnglandFYI I am almost embarrassed to admit this and maybe it is just because my head is so full of Henrys and Edwards and such that I can t keep all the family trees straight especially when they overlap multiple times but I don t know how it never occurred to me before that Prince Henry the Navigator was Gaunt s grandson I don t know why it took so long for me to make the connection YikesThe book is not organized in a way that some readers might enjoy Instead of being a straight biography of John of Gaunt the Duke of Lancaster his life story is told by topic So yes the book jumps around in time uite a bit but you also have to keep in mind that subtitle I mentioned It is about Lancaster but also about the world he grew up in and the changes that took place to begin ushering in the modern world Topics include the broad Old Europe then the great families of the age women warriors peasants politics and eve a whole chapter revolving around Chaucer I liked the organization because one chapter you get a sense of general life in that time as well as how Lancaster fit into the world and how the various topics impacted him and he them That background information is especially important for those who have little knowledge to begin with while still focusing on the subject of the bookAs I said before the book is not without its flaws There is a lot of supposition throughout It is his final book published before his death both occurred in 2004 a book about Alexander the Great was published posthumously in 2005 and I still found it to be adeuate I don t know that I would call it his best book but Cantor had the ability to make even uninteresting aspects of the Middle Ages engaging There is one uote though that I had a good chuckle at not because it was ha ha funny but because it was just kind of a silly statement Undoubtedly Gaunt would have loved to wear the crown But that was outside the realm of possibility Above all Gaunt was a Plantagenet who wanted to maintain the dignity of the bloodlines of his family page 197 I mean I seriously almost snorted at that line While it is likely true that the Duke of Lancaster secretly coveted the throne of England and really he was already the richest man in the country and wielded about the same control he would never have really overthrown his nephew Richard II son of his elder brother Edward the Black Prince In all honesty he probably should have because Richard II was not the greatest of kings but that part might be true The second part is what had me chortling the dignity of the Plantagenets Just look at what Eleanor and Henry II s sons did in the many years their father was on the throne They rebelled against him how many times twice guided by Eleanor herself in order to get power Richard practically hounded his father to death for the crown after Henry the Young King older brother and Geoffrey younger brother both died and John was easily one of the worst kings in the history of EnglandEven with that uote I can still say that I would recommend this volume Cantor has written numerous texts about the Middle Ages and knows what he is talking about It is fairly short the hardcover volume I discovered at half Price Books is only 241 pages Give it a go and see what you think

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • The Last Knight The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era
  • Norman F. Cantor
  • English
  • 06 September 2019
  • 9780060754037