distant mirror the calamitous 14th century by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

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Published by Penguin books in Harmondsworth .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Coucy, Enguerrand de.,
  • France -- History -- 14th century.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1978.

Book details

StatementBarbara W. Tuchman.
SeriesPenguin books
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 677 p., (32) p. of plates :
Number of Pages677
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18345465M

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