A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century, Volume 82
"Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . A great book, in a great historical tradition." CommentaryThe 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.
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Description of the 14th Century in Euope by one of the leading historians of our day. Well written, information, accurate.
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“A Distant Mirror” pulls us into the 14th Century. Focusing on an elegant and ruthless French nobleman born in 1340, it deals with medieval daily life, politics and wars, and the impacts of both the ... Read full review
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