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A distant mirror

the calamitous 14th century

1st trade ed.
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This edition was published in by Knopf in New York.

Written in English

677 pages

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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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1989, Papermac
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Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
September 25, 1980, Penguin Putnam~trade
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Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
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1979, MACMILLAN
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A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century
1979, Ballantine
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Distant Mirror
1979, Ballantine Books
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1978, Alfred A. Knopf
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1978, Franklin Library
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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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Codiacum, supposedly derived from Codex, codicis, meaning a tree trunk stripped of its branches such as those the Gauls used to build their palisades.
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A distant mirror

the calamitous 14th century

1st trade ed.

This edition was published in by Knopf in New York.


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [599]-617.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
944/.02
Library of Congress
DC97.5 .T82 1978

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OL4719142M
Internet Archive
distantmirror00tuch
ISBN 10
0394400267
LC Control Number
78005985
Library Thing
51586
Goodreads
369050

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