A Distant Mirror

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, ...

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

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.

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A Distant Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 784
Authors: Barbara W. Tuchman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-03 - Publisher: Random House

A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August *Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street Journal The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on
A Distant Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 677
Authors: Barbara W. Tuchman
Categories: France
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Singapore Books

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A Distant Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 677
Authors: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Categories: Ambassadors
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979 - Publisher: Ireland Books

"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
Reflections in a Distant Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Ronald J. Gilson
Categories: Corporate governance
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher:

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A Distant Mirror
Language: en
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Authors: Zhenguo Lin, Michael Radich
Categories: Corporate governance
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

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