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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (Compact Disc)

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century By Barbara W. Tuchman, Nadia May (Read by) Cover Image
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781470820169
ISBN-10: 1470820161
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: June 1st, 2012
Language: English