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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century


The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry and the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Kenneth R

Good Value

by Kenneth R on Oct 27, 2011

Book arrived in reasonably in good shape, although the pages were somewhat yellowed. The book itself, though, is excellent, especially for history buffs. More

by Ginnyrae on Sep 10, 2009

An excellent book that is full of detail and facts about the 14th century. Barbara Tuchman used numerous sources and tried to locate as many first hand accounts that still exist. It covers the black plague which first appeared during that time and the downfall of the knights and the crusades. ... More

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The Hundred Years War

I think if in the title a mention of "Hundred Years War" would have been more than useful, for the not-necessarily- a-history buff/geek like me would have had a better notion of what he/she was getting in to. From that perspective, it is a good investigative work, IMO, but if you weren't expecting, ... More

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