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Hibbert, Christopher 1924-2008

Works: 272 works in 2,028 publications in 10 languages and 74,097 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Adapter, ed
Classifications: DA687.T7, B
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Most widely held works about Christopher Hibbert
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Most widely held works by Christopher Hibbert
The House of Medici : its rise and fall by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

67 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only a few families have ever possessed the wealth, influence and fascination of the Medici. In this enormously readable biography, Christopher Hibbert tells of the famous Florentine banking family who provided the world with some of its most colorful soldiers, art patrons, collectors, builders, popes, statesmen and scholars
Tower of London by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 2,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains section, " The Tower of London in literature." [page 137- 160]
The days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Czech and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative history of the French Revolution from the meeting of the Estates General at Versailles in 1789 to Napoleon's entry into Paris
Versailles by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text capture the grandeur and magnificent history of the palace built by Frnace's Sun King. Bibliog
The English : a social history, 1066-1945 by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome, the biography of a city by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Rome from legendary times to the modern city of today including notes on principal buildings and works of art
Redcoats and rebels : the American Revolution through British eyes by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From back: "For far too long, America's epic struggle for indipendence form British rule has been shrouded in a haze of legend and invention. In this stirring and colorful account, acclaimed popular historian Christopher Hibbert offers the Rvolution from the unique perspective of the vanquished. Here the fabled heroes and villains on both sides of the ocnflict come to unforettable life -- Washington, Revere, Burgoyne, Conwallis, Benedict Arnold -- in a remarkably compelling work that truly reveals for perhaps the very first time not only how the colonists on the way, but why the English lost it."
The London encyclopaedia by Ben Weinreb( Book )

51 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unmatched for scope and of peerless authority, The London Encyclopaedia distils the heritage of Europe's greatest city. Arranged alphabetically, nearly 6,000 entries explore every monument, building, street, park and suburb of importance, as well as events, institutions and themes relevant to the city's past glory and present vigour. Here, rich in detail, alive with wit and well served by two indexes, is everything anyone could possibly want to know about London. For the third edition of this well-established book, the text has been extensively revised and updated, taking London into the twenty-first century. Contemporary images have been added to the more than 500 period prints, drawings and photographs, while new entries cover a host of current icons and reflect the capital's cosmopolitan and multi-cultural dimensions. Mosques and temples challenge the ubiquitous churches, and the glazed geometry of corporate power is saluted. Everything of relevance to the history, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented. From the very first settlements through to the skyline of today, The London Encyclopaedia comprehends all that is London. -- Publisher description
The making of Charles Dickens by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive study of Dickens's childhood and youth, revealing how Dickens transferred the smallest fragments of his experience to his fiction, how he interpreted his youth to his readers and himself, and how those crucial years affected him as a writer and as a man
The Great Mutiny : India, 1857 by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative history of the Indian uprising of 1857
The virgin queen : Elizabeth I, genius of the Golden Age by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the brillant Elizabeth I features profiles of her contemporaries from Henry VIII to Shakespeare to illuminate England's golden age
Garibaldi and his enemies : the clash of arms and personalities in the making of Italy by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the people and events associated with Garibaldi's career, and his personal leadership during the invasion of conquest of Sicily and southern Italy
Queen Victoria : a personal history by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unearthing of lively, telling anecdotes is the special province of Christopher Hibbert, who delights in forcing readers, in the most entertaining way, to reassess all their notions about some of the world's most intriguing historical figures. His biography of Victoria is no exception. We learn in these pages that not only was she the formidable, demanding, capricious Queen of popular imagination, but she was also often shy and vulnerable, prone to giggling fits and crying jags. Often puritanical and censorious when confronted with her mother's moral lapses, she herself could be passionately sensual, emotional, and deeply sentimental. Her 64-year reign saw thrones fall, empires crumble, new continents explored, and England's rise to global and industrial dominance. Hibbert's account of Victoria's life and times is just as sweeping as he reveals to us the real Victoria in all her complexity: failed mother and imperious monarch, irrepressible woman and icon of a repressive age.--From publisher description
Charles I by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London: the biography of a city by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

49 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history of the development of London and of the social life of its people
The royal Victorians : King Edward VII, his family and friends by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and German and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of King Edward VII of England (1841-1910)
The personal history of Samuel Johnson by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of evil; a social history of crime and punishment by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

48 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the age of growing prison populations, the re-issue of Christopher Hibbert's classic social history of crime and punishment is timely. He discusses murder as lust and murder as a trade; mutilation, torture, lynching and flogging; the guillotine, the gallows and the gas chamber; outlaws of the forest and the street; The Sureté, Scotland Yard and the FBI; sexual crimes, police corruption and under-age offenders. From the Dark Ages to the reform of penal sanctions in more recent years, this balanced guide is a fascinating read. Throughout Hibbert argues that cruel punishments will inevitable have the effect of creating cruelty."--Page 4 of cover
George III : a personal history by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new biography of the greatly misunderstood and misrepresented King, Christopher Hibbert offers us the most detailed, complex appraisal of George's character and actions."--BOOK JACKET. "Teeming with court machinations, sexual intrigues, and familial conflicts, and peopled by such luminaries as Bach, Dr. Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Handel, Henry Fielding, Alexander Pope, Mozart, and the American Founding Fathers, George III opens a window on the tumultuous, rambunctious, revolutionary 18th century while stripping away the accrued layers of public pomp and popular misconceptions that have come to obscure King George. Hibbert's biography, both rollicking and scholarly, is sure to alter our understanding of this fascinating, complex, and very human King who so strongly shaped our own destiny."--BOOK JACKET
The dragon wakes; China and the West, 1793-1911 by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den engelske historiker C. Hibbert (fdt 1924) om Kina og Vesten 1793-1911 - fra de fste ambassader over handelskonflikterne (Opiumskrigene 1840-42/1856-60), Taipingoprret, Boxeropstanden 1900/1901 til revolutionen 1911, Kejserhusets abdicering 1912 og Kuomintang regeringen under Sun-Yat-Sen
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Queen Victoria : a personal history
Alternative Names
Christophorus Hibbert

Hibbert, Arthur Raymond.

Hibbert, Arthur Raymond 1924-2008

Hibbert, C. 1924-2008

Hibbert, C. (Christopher), 1924-2008

Hibbert Ch. 1924-2008

Hibbert, Christopher

Хибберт К. 1924-2008

Хибберт, Кристофер 1924-2008

كريستوفر هيبرت، 1924-2008

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English (609)

Italian (13)

Spanish (10)

German (5)

Czech (4)

French (3)

Polish (2)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

Hindi (1)

The days of the French RevolutionThe English : a social history, 1066-1945Rome, the biography of a cityRedcoats and rebels : the American Revolution through British eyesThe London encyclopaediaThe making of Charles DickensThe Great Mutiny : India, 1857The virgin queen : Elizabeth I, genius of the Golden Age