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A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century

Author: Barbara W Tuchman
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1979. ©1978
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The prize-winning historian traces the major currents of the fourteenth century, revealing the century's great historical rhythms and events and the texture of daily life at all levels of European society.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Enguerrand de Coucy; Enguerrand de Coucy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara W Tuchman
ISBN: 0345283945 9780345283948 9780345349576 0345349571 0345301455 9780345301451
OCLC Number: 1007410883
Awards: Winner of National Book Awards 1980
Description: xx, 677 pages, 20 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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 Jacqueline --
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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The prize-winning historian traces the major currents of the fourteenth century, revealing the century's great historical rhythms and events and the texture of daily life at all levels of European society.
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