A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century, Volume 82

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Knopf, 1978 - History - 677 pages
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"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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Captivating story telling and thorough scholarship. - Goodreads
Not sexy, not post-modern, just good writing - Goodreads
Readable, well researched history. - Goodreads
Wonderful insights to medival life annd times. - Goodreads
This is an excellent overview of a fascinating century. - Goodreads
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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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About the author (1978)

Barbara W. Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with "The Zimmermann Telegram "and international fame with "The Guns of August," which won the Pulitzer Prize. There followed five more books: "The Proud Tower," "Stilwell and the American Experience in China" (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), "A Distant Mirror," "Practicing History," and "The March of Folly," "The First Salute" was Mrs. Tuchman's last book before her death in February 1989.

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