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In this sweeping historical narrative, Barbara Tuchman writes of the cataclysmic 14th century, when the energies of medieval Europe were devoted to fighting internecine wars and warding off the plague. Some medieval thinkers viewed these disasters as divine punishment for mortal wrongs; others, more practically, viewed them as opportunities to accumulate wealth and power. One of the latter, whose life informs much of Tuchman's book, was the French nobleman Enguerrand de Coucy, who enjoyed the opulence and elegance of the courtly tradition while ruthlessly exploiting the peasants under his thrall. Tuchman looks into such events as the Hundred Years War, the collapse of the medieval church, and the rise of various heresies, pogroms, and other events that caused medieval Europeans to wonder what they had done to deserve such horrors.

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Codiacum, supposedly derived from Codex, codicis, meaning a tree trunk stripped of its branches such as those the Gauls used to build their palisades.
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25 editions First published in 1978

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A Distant Mirror: Library Edition
December 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
MP3 CD in English - MP3 Una edition
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A Distant Mirror: Library Edition
December 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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A Distant Mirror: Library Edition
December 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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A Distant Mirror: Library Edition
December 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
June 6, 1996, Ballantine Books
Paperback in English
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A Distant Mirror: 15th Century History
December 1, 1994, Random House Value Publishing
Hardcover in English
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A distant mirror
1989, Papermac
in English
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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
July 12, 1987, Ballantine Books
Paperback in English
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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, Book 1
January 1984, Recorded Books
Audio Cassette
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A Distant Mirror
June 12, 1981, Ballantine Books
Paperback in English
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Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
September 25, 1980, Penguin Putnam~trade
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A Distant Mirror
October 12, 1980, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
September 25, 1980, Penguin Putnam~trade
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Distant Mirror
1979, Ballantine Books
Paperback
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A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century
1979, Ballantine
in English - 1st Ballantine Books ed.
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A distant mirror: the calamitous fourteenth century
1978, Franklin Library
in English - Limited 1st ed.
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A distant mirror.
1978, Knopf
in English
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A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century
1978, Alfred A. Knopf
in English
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A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century
1978, Knopf
in English - 1st trade ed.
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A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century
Publish date unknown, Knopf
- [Book club ed.]

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