Taylor, Henry Osborn

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Henry Osborn Taylor, 1856–1941, American historian and legal scholar, b. New York City. His lifework was the study of ancient and medieval civilizations. Among his books are Ancient Ideals (1896); his masterpiece, The Medieval Mind (1911); Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century (2d ed. 1930); and A Historian's Creed (1939).