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A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

Title A Distant Mirror
Author Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2011-08-03
Category History
Total Pages 784
ISBN 9780307793690
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August *Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street Journal The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries, and guilty passions, Tuchman re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.” Praise for A Distant Mirror “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 NOTE: This edition does not include color images.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Title A Distant Mirror
Author Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 1979
Category History
Total Pages 677
ISBN 9780345349576
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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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

A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman

Title A Distant Mirror
Author Barbara Tuchman
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2017-10-05
Category History
Total Pages 784
ISBN 9780241972984
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals the two contradictory images of the age, examining the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes and war dominated the lives of serf, noble and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries and guilty passions, Tuchman recreates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, above all, knights. The result is an astonishing reflection of medieval Europe, a historical tour de force.

A Distant Mirror by Zhenguo Lin

Title A Distant Mirror
Author Zhenguo Lin
Publisher
Release Date 2014
Category
Total Pages
ISBN OCLC:1186393773
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Distant Mirror by Joanne Brown

Title The Distant Mirror
Author Joanne Brown
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date 2005-12-08
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781461672692
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Young adult historical fiction brings the past alive through stories of adventure, suspense, and mystery. The genre is both complex and controversial, encompassing novels that range from romance and fantasy to stark historical realism. The book examines the various approaches to young adult historical fiction and explores the issues that it has engendered. Part One focuses on the broader issues spawned by the genre itself, including its various subgenres and literary concerns such as the relationship between accuracy and readability. Part Two explores issues of contemporary interest, such as race, class, gender, the immigrant experience, religion, war, and nationalism. Finally, the question of whether novels in this genre are bound by anything other than their respective period setting is posed. The genesis for much classroom debate, suggestions for class discussions and writing assignments as well as sample written responses of these debates from the authors' classes are included. Teachers, librarians, instructors of young adult literature courses, and teen readers will find this an insightful analysis of YA historical fiction.

Title Reflections in a Distant Mirror
Author Ronald J. Gilson
Publisher
Release Date 1997
Category Corporate governance
Total Pages 24
ISBN STANFORD:36105061798901
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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A Distant Mirror by Bob Thomson

Title A Distant Mirror
Author Bob Thomson
Publisher
Release Date 1999
Category Bible
Total Pages 45
ISBN 0958635854
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman

Title The Proud Tower
Author Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2011-08-31
Category History
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9780307798114
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.” In The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman brings the era to vivid life: the decline of the Edwardian aristocracy; the Anarchists of Europe and America; Germany and its self-depicted hero, Richard Strauss; Diaghilev’s Russian ballet and Stravinsky’s music; the Dreyfus Affair; the Peace Conferences in The Hague; and the enthusiasm and tragedy of Socialism, epitomized by the assassination of Jean Jaurès on the night the Great War began and an epoch came to a close. Praise for The Proud Tower “[Barbara W. Tuchman’s] Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914–1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world.”—Newsweek “A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.”—The New York Times “An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author’s knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more.”—Chicago Tribune “[Tuchman] tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding.”—Time From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

Title A Distant Mirror
Author Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher Singapore Books
Release Date 1995
Category France
Total Pages 677
ISBN
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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A Distant Mirror by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Title A Distant Mirror
Author Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher
Release Date 1995
Category Ambassadors
Total Pages 677
ISBN 0333644700
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Overzicht van de 14e eeuwse Franse geschiedenis aan de hand van het leven van de Franse edelman Enguerrand de Coucy.