A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

byBarbara W. TuchmanRead byNadia May

December 1, 2005|
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
$58.50
Audio Book (CD)
Earn 293 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Ships within 3-5 weeks.Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

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.”

Title:A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:7.5 X 5.3 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:7.5 X 5.3 X 0.6 in
Published:December 1, 2005
Publisher:Blackstone Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780786178148

Look for similar items by category:

Recently Viewed
|