Norman Cantor

Norman Frank Cantor (November 19, 1929 – September 18, 2004)[1] was a Canadian-American historian who specialized in the medieval period. Known for his accessible writing and engaging narrative style, Cantor's books were among the most widely read treatments of medieval history in English. He estimated that his textbook The Civilization of the Middle Ages, first published in 1963, had a million copies in circulation.[2]

Norman F. Cantor
BornNovember 19, 1929
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died18 September 2004(2004-09-18) (aged 74)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
OccupationHistorian, essayist, teacher
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba (BA, 1951)
Princeton University (M.A., 1953)
Princeton University (Ph.D., 1957)
PeriodAncient Greeks, Middle Ages, Judaism
SpouseMindy Mozart (m. 1957)
ChildrenHoward Cantor, Judy Cantor