A Distant Mirror

The Calamitous 14th Century
CD - unabridged
Audio (23 discs)
Product Number: DD42434
Released: Dec 01, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470820169
Narrator/s: Nadia May
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The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty passions, loyalties and treacheries, political assassinations, sea battles and sieges, corruption in high places and a yearning for reform, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, and lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, feminists, university scholars, grocers, bankers, mercenaries, mystics, lawyers and tax collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and "furious follies," a "terrible worm in an iron cocoon."

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Author(s): Barbara W. Tuchman
Genre: History

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Author(s): Barbara W. Tuchman
Narrator(s): Nadia May
Genre: History
Product Number Z100097944
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483078038
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Author(s): Barbara W. Tuchman
Genre: History
Product Number EB00150740
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780307793690

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