A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Tuchman
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241972981
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The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals the two contradictory images of the age, examining the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived: 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 recreates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, above all, knights. The result is an astonishing reflection of medieval Europe, a historical tour de force.

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0345349571
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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

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Editor: Singapore Books
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A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Editor: Ireland Books
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"Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . A great book, in a great historical tradition." CommentaryThe 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.

A Distant Mirror

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Essays In Later Medieval History

Author: Ernest Fraser Jacob
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719003042
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Chaucer

Author: Janet Hubbard-Brown
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438104146
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Best known for The Canterbury Tales, which recounted the stories of 23 pilgrims assembled at the Tabard Inn at Southbard.

War Government And Society In The Medieval Crown Of Aragon

Author: Donald J. Kagay
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754659044
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The focus of this collection of articles by Donald J. Kagay is the effect of the expansion of royal government on the societies of the medieval Crown of Aragon. He traces how, in the long conflicts against Spanish Islam and neighbouring Christian states during the 13th and 14th centuries, the relationships of royal to customary law, of monarchical to aristocratic power, and of Christian to Jewish and Muslim populations, all became issues that marked the transition of the medieval Crown of Aragon to the early modern states of Catalonia, Aragon and Valencia.

Enguerrand Vii Lord Of Coucy

Author: Jesse Russell
Editor: Book on Demand Limited
ISBN: 9785512797006
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Enguerrand VII de Coucy, KG (1340 - 18 February 1397, in captivity at Bursa), also known as Ingelram de Coucy, was a 14th century French nobleman, the last Sieur de Coucy, and the son-in-law of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. Following his marriage to Edward's daughter Isabella of England (1332-1382), Coucy also held the English title of 1st Earl of Bedford, among other English estates granted to the couple by Edward III. Because his life is well-chronicled, and he occupies a pivotal role in late medieval history, notably in the conflict between England and France, historian Barbara Tuchman makes him the main character in A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century.

The Same But Different

Author: Jessica V. Roitman
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004202765
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Using cutting-edge theory regarding trade networks and diaspora, this book offers an innovative analysis of Sephardic merchants in 17th c. Amsterdam’s trade. Challenging views that Sephardic success stemmed from endogamous business relationships, it shows that Sephardic merchants traded with non-Sephardim.