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A Distant Mirror By Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

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A Distant Mirror Summary

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman

The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.

Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals the two contradictory images of the age, examining the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes and war dominated the lives of serf, noble and clergy alike.

Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries and guilty passions, Tuchman recreates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, above all, knights. The result is an astonishing reflection of medieval Europe, a historical tour de force.

A Distant Mirror Reviews

A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer * Wall Street Journal *
Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition * Commentary *
Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. . . . No one has ever done this better * New York Review of Books *

About Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Guns of August. She is also the author of The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly. She died in 1989. The Guns of August and The Proud Tower are published by Penguin.

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9780241972977
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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20171005
784
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