A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman

"A Distant Mirror" is a historical narrative that vividly depicts the calamitous 14th century, a time marked by the Black Death, religious strife, and the Hundred Years War. The book follows the life of a French nobleman, offering a detailed account of his experiences and the broader social, political, and cultural transformations of the era. The author draws parallels between the 14th century and the 20th century, highlighting recurrent patterns in history such as warfare, pandemics, and societal unrest.

The 703rd greatest book of all time


Published
1978
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
600-640
Words
272,000
Original Language
English

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