A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century (Book, 1978) [WorldCat.org]
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A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century

Author: Barbara W Tuchman
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of fourteenth century Europe as background to the life of Enguerrand de Coucy VII, one of the most prominent French knights of that time.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Annotations (Provenance)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim.
Distant mirror.
New York : Knopf, 1978
(OCoLC)609760551
Named Person: Enguerrand de Coucy; Enguerrand de Coucy; Enguerrand de Coucy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara W Tuchman
ISBN: 0394400267 9780394400266 9780307291608 030729160X 0345349571 9780345349576
OCLC Number: 3870107
Awards: Winner of National Book Awards 1980
Description: xx, 677 pages, 20 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 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 Jacquerie --
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.

Abstract:

Examines the history of fourteenth century Europe as background to the life of Enguerrand de Coucy VII, one of the most prominent French knights of that time.

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