At a glance:
- Author: Barbara Wertheim
- First Published: 1978
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: The fourteenth century
- Setting: England and France
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: France or French people, England or English people, War, Kings, queens, or royalty, Catholics or Catholic Church, Middle Ages, Feudalism, Plague, Fourteenth century, Hundred Years' War
- Locales: France, Europe, England, United Kingdom
Form and Content
Barbara Tuchman began her study of fourteenth century Europe to learn what impact the Black Death (1348-1350) had on medieval society. She soon discovered that the great plague was but one of the calamities that afflicted the ill-fated century, and she expanded her research into other major upheavals, including the Hundred Years’ War between France and England, the Great Schism in the Catholic church, the rise of religious dissent, and the decline of feudalism and chivalry.
To give her resulting study a locus, she chose a representative historical...
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