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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

Barbara W. Tuchman

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ISBN 10: 0394400267 / ISBN 13: 9780394400266
Published by Alfred a Knopf, U.S.A., 1978
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This cloth hardcover would be like new except that it received some water damage which has caused most of interior papers to become wrinkled. They were a bit stuck together and I unstuck them all but one. The first two pages of illustrations were badly stuck together and therefore both have damage to the top image. Otherwise this is a very good tight and fully readable copy with no stamps, stickers or markings. Dust jacket is very good with wrinkled interior flaps and has a mylar protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # 045368

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Title: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th ...

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The prize-winning historian traces the major currents of the fourteenth century, revealing the century's great historical rhythms and events and the texture of daily life at all levels of European society

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In this sweeping historical narrative, Barbara Tuchman writes of the cataclysmic 14th century, when the energies of medieval Europe were devoted to fighting internecine wars and warding off the plague. Some medieval thinkers viewed these disasters as divine punishment for mortal wrongs; others, more practically, viewed them as opportunities to accumulate wealth and power. One of the latter, whose life informs much of Tuchman's book, was the French nobleman Enguerrand de Coucy, who enjoyed the opulence and elegance of the courtly tradition while ruthlessly exploiting the peasants under his thrall. Tuchman looks into such events as the Hundred Years War, the collapse of the medieval church, and the rise of various heresies, pogroms, and other events that caused medieval Europeans to wonder what they had done to deserve such horrors.

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