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A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century

Author: Barbara W Tuchman; Nadia May
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated "Books of hours"; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: Enguerrand de Coucy; Enguerrand de Coucy; Enguerrand de Coucy
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara W Tuchman; Nadia May
ISBN: 078615294X 9780786152940
OCLC Number: 68710166
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 28:39:51.
Performer(s): Read by Nadia May.
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 411977 KB; MP3 file size: 807641 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Barbara W. Tuchman.

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The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated "Books of hours"; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty passions, loyalties and treacheries, political assassinations, sea battles and sieges, corruption in high places and a yearning for reform, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, and lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, feminists, university scholars, grocers, bankers, mercenaries, mystics, lawyers and tax collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and "furious follies," a "terrible worm in an iron cocoon."

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