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    Description"Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . A great book, in a great historical tradition." Commentary The 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.


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    Title
    A Distant Mirror
    Subtitle
    The Calamitous 14th Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara W. Tuchman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345349576
    ISBN 10: 0345349571
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    DC22: 944
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS030000
    DC21: 944
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 944/.025
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DC97.5 .T82 1979
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DC97.5.T82
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (some colour), maps
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    01 September 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) achieved prominence as a historian with "The Zimmermann Telegram "and international fame with "The Guns of August"--a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include "Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China "(for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), "Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, "and "The First Salute."
    Review quote
    "Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell "how "it was. . . . No one has ever done this better."--"The New York Review of Books" " " "A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer."--"The Wall Street Journal" " " "Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition.""--Commentary"
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    "Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . A great book, in a great historical tradition." Commentary The 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.