A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (E)

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (E)

Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Author: Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
$18.47
The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images- on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life- 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 re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.”

Softcover, ISBN 9780345349576, 784 pages
SKU 4449571
Book Title A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (E)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Author Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images- on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life- 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 re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.”

Softcover, ISBN 9780345349576, 784 pages SKU 4449571