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Thomas, Hugh 1931-

Overview
Works: 247 works in 1,470 publications in 14 languages and 32,767 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Translator, Publishing director
Classifications: DP269, 946.081
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Most widely held works by Hugh Thomas
The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas( Book )

374 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events, participants, and consequences of the civil war are examined from historical as well as diplomatic, military, and political perspectives
The slave trade : the story of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas( Book )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 3,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the African slave trade by Portugal, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the United States, from the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, through the abolitionist movements, to the final days of the trade in Cuba and Brazil. Includes who the slavers and abolitionists were, how profitable the business was, the African rulers and peoples who collaborated, the towns which grew rich on the trade, and more
Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan by Hugh Thomas( Book )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Spain's first thirty years in the Americas traces Columbus's pioneering voyage through Magellan's first circumnavigation of the earth
Conquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico by Hugh Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Conquest one of the most distinguished modern historians has written the first major history of the conquest of Mexico since Prescott's classic account, published over 150 years ago. Cortes' conquest of Mexico in 1519-1521 is one of the most famous stories in the world. Macaulay wrote that the way Aztec emperor Montezuma died was one of the two things that every schoolboy knew. The story of the 500 conquistadores landing near Vera Cruz, the subsequent burning of the boats, the march up to the Aztec capital, the extraordinary battles and ruses en route, the welcome by Montezuma, the later quarrels, the Spanish withdrawal, the bloody fighting, and the eventual apocalyptic victory can never fail to excite the imagination. Drawing on newly discovered sources and taking into account information not available to earlier scholars, Hugh Thomas, author of the bestselling The Spanish Civil War and The History of the Cuban Revolution, presents a full and balanced history of one of the most significant events of Western civilization, a subject and an era of continued fascination to millions of readers. Here, in a brilliant and detailed narrative, full of the sound and fury of great events and the clash of empires and personalities, is a book that rivals Prescott's for its sweeping view of history, but is written with a new respect for the civilization and culture that Cortes ruthlessly destroyed. Hugh Thomas' account of the collapse of Montezuma's great Mexican empire under the onslaughts of Cortes' conquistadores is one of the major historical works of the decade. It bristles with moral and political issues that are profoundly relevant to our time, and is also a thrilling narrative, brimful of the sheer excitement of discovery
Spain by Hugh Thomas( Book )

38 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain is an unknown country. Experience proves that it is hard to view the country impartially. This book provides information and insight to this country; along with photos
Cuba : the pursuit of freedom by Hugh Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed truce : the beginnings of the cold war, 1945-46 by Hugh Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starten af Den Kolde Krig, Armed Truce. En sovjetisk minister brugte "Armed Truce" som det bedste udtryk for den politiske situation man kunne håbe på efter de store alliancer, der havde besejret Tyskland og Japan. Forfatteren giver i bogen det historiske overblik og giver detaljer om personligheder, ideologier, geografien samt de militære og økonomiske faktorer, der ved sammenspil skabte " Den Kolde Krig". Indhold: Despotism an ideology; The West; Disputed Lands; The Manhattan Projekt; Worlds Apart
Suez by Hugh Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the sequence of events that culminated in the Anglo-French expedition in 1956 and Israel's invasion of the Sinai peninsula
A history of the world by Hugh Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brilliant historian, whose earlier works, The Spanish Civil War and Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom, met with acclaim, now focuses his attention on world history from the origins of man to today's world
The golden empire : Spain, Charles V, and the creation of America by Hugh Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative chronicle of Spain's dominant years traces Latin America's exploration, conquest, and economic development between 1522 and 1556, offering insight into how period accomplishments remain influential in today's world
The Cuban Revolution, 25 years later by Hugh Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in Spanish and English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goya: The Third of May 1808 by Hugh Thomas( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Strachey by Hugh Thomas( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba, or, The pursuit of freedom by Hugh Thomas( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the Cuban history, from the British capture of Havana in 1762 through the years of Spanish and American domination up to the 20th century and the extraordinary revolution of Fidel Castro. In 200-year period of its scope, this book analyses the political, economic and social events that have shaped Cuban history with insight and panache
The Cuban revolution by Hugh Thomas( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest of Mexico by Hugh Thomas( Book )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexicos historie 1518-1522
The Suez affair by Hugh Thomas( Book )

33 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unfinished history of the world by Hugh Thomas( Book )

53 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe: the radical challenge by Hugh Thomas( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om EF og Englands stilling i EF
Beaumarchais in Seville : an intermezzo by Hugh Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1764-65, the irrepressible playwright Beaumarchais travelled to Madrid, where he immersed himself in the life and society of the day. Inspired by the places he had seen and the people he had met, Beaumarchais returned home to create "The Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro", plays that became the basis for the operas by Rossini and Mozart that continue to delight audiences today. This book is a lively and original account of Beaumarchais's visit to Madrid (he never went to Seville) and a re-creation of the society that fired his imagination. Drawing on Beaumarchais's letters and commentaries, translated into English for the first time, Hugh Thomas investigates the full range of the playwright's activities in Madrid. He focuses particular attention on short plays that Beaumarchais attended and by which he was probably influenced, and he probes the inspirations for such widely recognized characters as the barber-valet Figaro, the lordly Count Almaviva, and the beautiful but deceived Rosine. Not neglecting Beaumarchais's many other pursuits (ranging from an endeavour to gain a contract for selling African slaves to an attempt to place his mistress as a spy in the bed of King Charles III), Lord Thomas provides a highly entertaining view of a vital moment in Madrid's history and in the creative life of the energetic Beaumarchais
 
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The slave trade : the story of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870
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Hugh Thomas britischer Historiker und Peer

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The slave trade : the story of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to MagellanConquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old MexicoCuba : the pursuit of freedomThe golden empire : Spain, Charles V, and the creation of AmericaCuba, or, The pursuit of freedomThe conquest of MexicoAn unfinished history of the worldBeaumarchais in Seville : an intermezzo