Boek cover A Distant Mirror van Barbara W. Tuchman (Paperback)

A Distant Mirror

The Calamitous 14th Century

Engels | Druk: Trade ed. | Paperback | 9780345349576
Paperback 18,99
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uitgever Random House Usa Inc
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 704 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Co-auteur Barbara W. Tuchman
Uitgever Random House Usa Inc
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 610 g
Verpakking breedte 139 mm
Verpakking hoogte 50 mm
Verpakking lengte 210 mm


A &;marvelous history&;* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years&; War, by the Pulitzer Prize&;winning author of The Guns of August

*Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street Journal

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.&;

Praise for A Distant Mirror

&;Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. . . . No one has ever done this better.&;&;The New York Review of Books

&;A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer.&;&;The Wall Street Journal

&;Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition.&;&;Commentary

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