Phil Adamo, The Medievalist

"Refreshingly eccentric ... an engrossing tale" — Kirkus Reviews

White supremacists are "weaponizing" the Middle Ages. One historian aims to stop them.

Embattled Yale history prof Abe Kantorowicz enlists two grad students, Molly Isaacson and Quinton Quick, to confront neo-Nazis on the battlefield of propaganda. Armed only with a mysterious manuscript and their knowledge of history, they set in motion a scheme to disrupt and derange the Alt-Right for years to come.

It’s The DaVinci Code meets Infinite Jest!

The Medievalist is a fictional response to the real-life threat from contemporary neo-Nazis who coopt medieval symbols for their evil agenda. 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.

Phil Adamo is a former circus clown turned medieval history prof turned novelist—a professional background that engenders a love of irony.

He taught medieval history for two decades at Augsburg College, where he was named Minnesota Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

He has written both academic and popular books and articles about the Middle Ages, including Pilgrimage for Eight (2020); New Monks in Old Habits (2014); and “Braveheart at the Battle of Falkirk,” in Medieval LEGO (2015).

He lives in Minneapolis with a precocious border collie named Saga. The Medievalist, a satirical thriller, is his first novel.

 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Published: Split Infinitive Books, LLC - July 11th, 2022

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.


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