218296

9780345349576

Distant Mirror The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

Distant Mirror The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
$13.29
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$18.00
Discount
26% Off
You Save
$4.71

  • Condition: New
  • Provider: Book Land Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    80%
  • Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Shipping: Standard, Expedited
  • Comments: .

   30-day money back guarantee
$2.69
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$18.00
Discount
85% Off
You Save
$15.31

  • Condition: Good
  • Provider: mtwyouth Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    100%
  • Ships From: Boston, MA
  • Shipping: Standard, Expedited (tracking available)
  • Comments: . . All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
Cancel
  • ISBN-13: 9780345349576
  • ISBN: 0345349571
  • Publication Date: 1987
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

AUTHOR

Tuchman, Barbara W.

SUMMARY

The 14th 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; on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony-a world plunged into chaos. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing to us both 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. Here are guilty passions; loyalties and treacheries; political assassinations; sea battles and sieges; fear of the end of the world; corruption in high places and a yearning for reform; satire and humor; sorcery and demonology; lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, bailiffs, feminists, Jews, university scholars, grocers, bankers, clerks, sorcerers, mercenaries, saints and mystics, lawyers and tax-collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and "furious follies," a "terrible worm in an iron cocoon."Tuchman, Barbara W. is the author of 'Distant Mirror The Calamitous Fourteenth Century', published 1987 under ISBN 9780345349576 and ISBN 0345349571.

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.