A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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Author :   Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher :   Penguin Books Ltd
Published :   05/10/2017
ISBN :   9780241972977
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   xxvii, 714 , 40 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   198x129x47
Weight (g) :   535

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... Read more
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.