Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century Study Guides

  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century is a book by Barbara Tuchman about the historical tragedies of the 14th century. Tuchman examines a number of crises, often through a narrative about the French nobleman Enguerrand de Coucy. Famine, a Little Ice Age, and the bubonic plague wreaked havoc throughout Europe, causing population loss and unrest. War and violence were also prevalent: in the Hundred Year's War, in peasant uprisings and as a result of the Islamic Ottoman Empire's growing power.