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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

Amazing book. This well researched tome is packed full of history and facts about the 14th century. Tuchman is good at keeping, what can be tedious, history interesting. I will be interested in any of her other works. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Noah Brown - Goodreads

What can I write about this book that hasn't been written before? When I came to my professor with a feverish, cultist's glow about me, saying: "I'm reading Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror!" he ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Maryo - Goodreads

Great book on the 14th century. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Jennifer Griffin - Goodreads

loved it Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Don Friedman - Goodreads

Fantastic, if often horrifying book about 14th century Europe. She chose one French family of some nobility, largely as a vehicle for occasional focus. But it's a sprawling look at Europe ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Max - Goodreads

The Four Horsemen had their way in the fourteenth century. Tuchman portrays a brutal decadent European society terrorized and demoralized by the plague, war, violence and deprivation. She focuses on ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Bruce Macfarlane - Goodreads

This is real life in the 14th century. Knights rarely fight other knights in duels. Instead they maime or kill as many as possible of each other's peasants so the can no longer support himself. So much for chivalry.. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Gloria Mccracken - Goodreads

Okay, let's admit up front that maybe not everyone likes to read in detail about possibly the worst century in Western European (maybe Eastern European, too) history. However, if you do, then this is ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

My favorite Tuchman book by far. A complex tale told well and in a way that really does reflect on this time (or any other!). Read full review

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User Review  - piquant00 - www.librarything.com

Eminently readable history of Europe in the high middle ages, with parallels to our "modern" sociopolitical problems. Read full review


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