White supremacists are 'weaponizing' the Middle Ages. One historian aims to stop them. Embattled history prof Abe Kantorowicz enlists two Yale grad students, Molly Isaacson and Quinton Quick, to fight neo-Nazis on the battlefield of propaganda. Armed only with a mysterious manuscript and their knowledge of history, they set in motion a plan to disrupt and derange the Alt-Right for years to come. The Medievalist is a fictional response to the real-life threat from contemporary neo-Nazis. Set in today's America, the novel is chock full of real history, yet resonates with present-day issues: the dangers of racism and white supremacy, the uses and abuses of the past, and the responsibilities of academia.