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User Review  - ElleGato - www.librarything.com

Though in some ways dated, this is still a highly informative and entertaining book about the 14th century in Europe. The book explores the catastrophes that befell 14th century Europe--mostly the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Britt84 - LibraryThing

In this work, Tuchman introduces us to the life and times of the 14th century by following the story of Enguerrand, Sire of Souci. I very much enjoyed this book. I've been trying to brush up on my ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - David - Goodreads

This is a comprehensive, detailed look at Europe in the 14th century that deals with the major wars and conflicts, religion, the Black Death (all 4 occurrences) and other aspects of society. Well researched. Entertaining and educational even if a bit overwhelming. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Anthony Meaney - Goodreads

This is largely the history of France in the 1300's with the story centering (to a degree) around one noble Enguerrand de Coucy who's life is intertwined with the major historical events of that age ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

Very thorough, engaging look at the 14th century. I found it much more readable than most history books, but it was long. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - James - Goodreads

Interesting history. I get an image of growth through agony, new forms emerging out of old dead bodies. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Swhite - Goodreads

I cannot get the following image out of my head. Groups of wandering knights pillaging, raping, and stealing because they don't have much of anything else useful to do but still somehow claiming they are nobles. Good stuff. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Jerry Sattin - Goodreads

What an admirable book! Regrettably, however, I found it more admirable than enjoyable, and the last 300 pages were plodding but I kept reading not because I was interested in the outcome of another ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Keith Lovell - Goodreads

An excellent overall picture of the Middle Ages Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - John - Goodreads

A bit long and drawn out at times, but overall, a very good read about a fascinating period in history. Read full review


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