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A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1978.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of fourteenthcentury Europe as background to the life of Enguerrand de Coucy VII, one of the most prominent French knights of that time.
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Genre/Form: Overdrive ebook
Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim.
Distant mirror.
New York : Knopf, 1978
(DLC) 78005985
(OCoLC)3870107
Named Person: Enguerrand de Coucy; Enguerrand de Coucy
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
ISBN: 9780307793690 0307793699
OCLC Number: 644024960
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 677 pages, 20 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "I am the Sire de Coucy": the dynasty --
Born to woe: the century --
Youth and chivalry --
War --
"This is the end of the world": the black death --
The Battle of Poitiers --
Decapitated France: the bourgeois rising and the Jacquerie --
Hostage in England --
Enguerrand and Isabella --
Sons of iniquity --
The gilded shroud --
Double allegiance --
Coucy's war --
England's turmoil --
The emperor in Paris --
The papal schism --
Coucy's rise --
The worms of the earth against the lions --
The lure of Italy --
A second Norman conquest --
The fiction cracks --
The siege of Barbary --
In a dark wood --
Danse macabre --
Lost opportunity --
Nicopolis --
Hung be the heavens with black.
Responsibility: Barbara W. Tuchman.
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Examines the history of fourteenthcentury Europe as background to the life of Enguerrand de Coucy VII, one of the most prominent French knights of that time.

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