Essay Topic 1
How were Jews treated in 14th-century France? Analyze the role of the Jews in European culture.
Essay Topic 2
What was the role of women in 14th-century France? Analyze the role of women in French and English culture.
Essay Topic 3
What are the methods and strategies used in war in the 14th-century France? Analyze the armed conflicts that are described in "A Distant Mirror" and describe the patterns and themes of armed conflict. Who typically fought? Nations, states, regions, families? How did they fight? What did they fight over?
Essay Topic 4
Enguerrand was caught between two sets of loyalties, to England and France, and he served as an envoy between the two countries. What was the role of diplomacy in 14th-century politics? What tools besides war did political figures and monarchs use to enforce their wills and desires?
Essay Topic 5
Tuchman describes a number of ways that...
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