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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

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - David Hack - Goodreads

Very well written and informative and I'd recommend it for other readers. It gives a very detailed description of the century. For me it was more detail than I really needed about the continual ... 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  - 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  - 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


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