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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  - 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

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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  - 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  - Jeffrey Stevenson - Goodreads

Awesome book. I love the way Tuchman writes, she is very detailed and knowledgeable. It tells of a time when developing countries fumbled their way through their own growth and existence mostly surviving in spite of themselves. 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  - Bonnie McCoy Wilson - Goodreads

Well .... not really. I really, really wanted to read this book. I tried to read this book. Alas, I kept forgetting who was who. If there had been an index of names cross-referenced with ALL their ... 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

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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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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

Great look at this specific era in a way that made the people and the times come to life. Read full review


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