Norman Cantor

The late Norman F. Cantor was a historian specializing in the medieval period. His books, among the most widely-read treatments of medieval history in English, include The Sacred Chain; Inventing the Middle Ages; and The American Century: Varieties of Culture in Modern Times.


Volume 29

Guests on Volume 29: Richard John Neuhaus, on the recent judicial usurpation of democracy; John Patrick Diggins, on Max Weber's insights into democracy and leadership; Norman Cantor, on how postmodern culture resembles the baroque period; Alan Jacobs, on William Faulkner as a modernist and a Southerner; Charles Marsh, on the theological depth of the civil rights movement; David Park, on how pre-modern Christians understood light; and Ted Libbey, on Franz Schubert's role in inventing Romanticism.