A Distant Mirror : The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman 9780241972977

A Distant Mirror : The Calamitous 14th Century


Immerse yourself in the tumultuous tapestry of 14th century Europe, where chivalry and catastrophe danced a delicate waltz. In "A Distant Mirror," Barbara W. Tuchman masterfully weaves a narrative that contrasts the grandeur of crusades and soaring cathedrals with the grim realities of plague, famine, and peasant revolts. This captivating work transports you to an era where the sacred and the profane intertwined, offering an intimate glimpse into the lives of kings and commoners alike.

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, brings her unparalleled storytelling prowess to bear, meticulously crafting a vivid portrait of a century that shaped the course of Western civilization. With her deft touch, she breathes life into the characters and events that defined this tumultuous epoch, inviting readers to bear witness to both the triumphs and tragedies that unfolded across the European continent.

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