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Fascinating and Objective View of the 14th Century,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (Taschenbuch)
A Distant Mirror is a worthy addition to Barbara Tuchman's
reportoire of historical works. She brings to life the events
of 14th century Europe and exposes chivalry and the church
for what they really were: Corrupt people subjugating the
population of Europe.
She uses the life of Enguerrand de Coucy as the centerpiece of
her treatment of the times. A prominent, but historically obscure
noble, Coucy is shown vividly in all his elegance at court and
bloodthirstiness in slaughtering peasants who attempted to assert
No one can come away from this book without seeing the 14th
century in human terms.
Ms. Tuchman's work, as are all of her books, is a challenging
read. Her grammar, although impeccable, is complex and imaginative.
Not for the light reader, but fascinating for anyone who wants
to learn about history without sugarcoating or nationalistic