The Kantorowicz Conundrum

Jacob Heilbrunn of The National Interest reviews Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017) by Robert E. Lerner, former Member in the School of Historical Studies, writing "in this, the first full-length biography of Kantorowicz, Robert E. Lerner, a professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University, plunges into the thorny thickets of his life to disentangle fact from fiction." Of Lerner and the books, he writes "he sets Kantorowicz in the context of his time, uniting heroic archival research, including numerous interviews with Kantorowicz’s associates and friends, with discerning judgments to trace his remarkable odyssey. The result is a valuable contribution to modern European and American intellectual history."

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