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Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Toby Zidle - Goodreads

Very scholarly and very academically written. 14th century Europe is a fascinating topic, if for no other reason that it's been largely ignored in popular press. Barbara Tuchman presents a wealth of ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Janice Oneill - Goodreads

I couldn't get myself to finish it.It was well written but hard to read. I would rather read historical fiction. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Laural Fisher pearre - Goodreads

The subject is interesting, but this was kind of dry. The sort of thing I'm happy to have read, but was a real slog while reading. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Emily Petroff - Goodreads

Would not recommend. This book took me forever to read because it was super dry and not terribly interesting. The source material for the 14th century is obviously sparse so it's a very biased account ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Colin - Goodreads

This book offers a comprehensive history of France in the 14th century. It is mostly focused on old-fashioned political history of France, England to almost as great an extent, and then the rest of ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Alan Jacobs - Goodreads

I started reading this on June 13, 2014. I just finished it. I did not read any other book in the meantime. In order to not read this book, I found myself playing solitaire, playing Mah Jongg ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

so boring I couldn't finish it! Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Roger - Goodreads

Parts were interesting but very slow in the middle. The style of writing did not make it interesting either. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Joshua Bryant - Goodreads

The 14th century was depressing, and this book was long and slow. I read at least 30 minutes a day, and this took me over a month to read. And it wasn't terribly interesting. The style was fine (if a ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Cid Standifer - Goodreads

Usually a fan of Barbara Tuchman, but this one was meandering and unfocused. The 14th century is interesting, but I'm not sure I saw what she was getting at. Like an extremely long and exceptionally well written Wikipedia article. Read full review


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