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A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
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February 4, 2011 – Shelved
August 18, 2011 –
page 49
7.24% "Foreword: Useful intro to the book, helpful disclaimers. Ch1: Nice overview of the Coucy family from 1000ish to 1400ish. Explanation of the three "estates" of the times. The state of France as the 14th century started. Ch2: European famines at start of 14th century. 4 big events from 1300-1320: 1) assault on the Pope, 2) Papacy moved to Avignon, 3) suppression of Templars, & 4) rising of Pastoureaux."
August 22, 2011 –
page 70
10.34% "Ch3: As the chapter title says, tells about what we know of a typical child's life, with the few details we know of Coucy's. Plus explanations of chivalry. Much of it is odd by today's standards."
August 31, 2011 –
page 92
13.59% "Ch4: War, beginning of 100 years war, financing a war, nobles versus commoners fighting, and English versus French stuff."
September 5, 2011 –
page 126
18.61%
September 7, 2011 –
page 155
22.9%
September 8, 2011 –
page 185
27.33%
September 13, 2011 –
page 204
30.13%
September 16, 2011 –
page 222
32.79%
September 21, 2011 –
page 246
36.34%
September 27, 2011 –
page 284
41.95%
October 2, 2011 –
page 320
47.27%
October 9, 2011 –
page 365
53.91%
October 11, 2011 –
page 398
58.79%
October 13, 2011 –
page 416
61.45%
October 15, 2011 –
page 438
64.7%
October 17, 2011 –
page 458
67.65%
October 20, 2011 –
page 482
71.2%
October 26, 2011 –
page 494
72.97%
October 28, 2011 –
page 527
77.84%
November 4, 2011 –
page 538
79.47%
November 13, 2011 –
page 564
83.31%
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November 17, 2011 – Finished Reading

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