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Green, Toby 1974-

Works: 44 works in 143 publications in 6 languages and 2,543 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Travel writing  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Guidebooks  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator
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Inquisition : the reign of fear by Toby Green( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A journey across centuries of religious conflict Toby Green's incredible new book brings a vast panorama to life by focusing on the untold stories of individuals from all walks of life and every section of society who were affected by the Inquisition. From witches in Mexico, bigamists in Brazil, Freemasons, Hindus, Jews, Moslems and Protestants, the Inquisition reached every aspect of society. This history, though filled with stories of terror and the unspeakable ways in which human beings can treat one another, is ultimately one of hope, underscoring the resilience of the human spirit. Stretching from the unification of Spain under Ferdinand and Isabella in the fifteenth century to the Napoleanic wars, The Inquisition details this incredible history in all its richness and complexity
The rise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in western Africa, 1300-1589 by Toby Green( Book )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
"The region between the river Senegal and Sierra Leone saw the first trans-Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth century. Drawing on many new sources, Toby Green challenges current quantitative approaches to the history of the slave trade. New data on slave origins can show how and why Western African societies responded to Atlantic pressures. Green argues that answering these questions requires a cultural framework and uses the idea of creolization - the formation of mixed cultural communities in the era of plantation societies - to argue that preceding social patterns in both Africa and Europe were crucial. Major impacts of the sixteenth-century slave trade included political fragmentation, changes in identity, and the reorganization of ritual and social patterns. The book shows which peoples were enslaved, why they were vulnerable, and the consequences in Africa and beyond."
Brokers of change : Atlantic commerce and cultures in precolonial Western Africa by Centre of West African Studies( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays focusing on pre-colonial trade and African-European interaction, this book spans the whole pre-colonial period between the first Portuguese voyages of discovery and the transition to legitimate commerce in the 19th century
Thomas More's magician : a novel account of Utopia in Mexico by Toby Green( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
"In September 1532, eleven years after the Spanish conquest, Mexico is in meltdown. As the conquistadores discover an earthly paradise, its peoples and their Gods are destroyed. This is a time of greed, uncertainty - and idealism." "Despairing at his surroundings, Vasco de Quiroga - a new member of the Spanish ruling council - forges a commune on Mexico City's outskirts. Indigenous peoples flock there, and soon a new society exists, complete with a welfare system and a hospital. What distinguishes Quiroga's project is that he uses Thomas More's recently published book, Utopia, as his blueprint." "This will be the only time a political manifesto is realised until the Russian Revolution. When Quiroga is made bishop of neighbouring Michoacan, he founds another commune. People live according to More's ideals - right down to their clothes. Hounded by his enemies, Quiroga remains an ardent utopian until his death in 1565." "As the narrator researches Quiroga's biography, he begins to sense an eerie resonance between Quiroga's age and our own. Based on archival research, and rich with vivid reconstructions of 16th-century Spain and Mexico, the narrative becomes a historical account not only of Quiroga's life, but also of utopia as both an idea and a literary form. As political idealism stands on trial, this genre-defying book - part biography, part philosophical history, part satire - examines both its past and what chance there is of it playing any role in the global future."--Jacket
Guinea-Bissau : Micro-State to 'Narco-State' ( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"Since 1998 Guinea-Bissau has suffered a series of coups which outside analysts have linked to its emergence as West Africa’s first ‘narco-state’. Yet what does this mean for the country and the nature of the state in postcolonial Africa? What links Guinea-Bissau’s instability with questions of wider regional and global security? What would a stable government look like in Guinea-Bissau, and what are the conditions for its achievement? The book constitutes the first synthetic attempt to grasp the consequences of the crisis in Guinea-Bissau. It fills a void in scholarship and policy analysis with a synthesis of both what has happened in the country and the wider implications for postcolonial African nation-building. With the current crisis in Mali, and rising interest among geopolitical actors in the region’s stability, the contributors offer timely reflections on the causes and consequences of instability in one of Africa’s most fragile states. Together they demonstrate how the undermining of the ideological construction of post-colonial African states derives from the historical fragilities and geopolitical conflicts which are acted out there. This is also the last book that Patrick Chabal, a significant scholar in contemporary political theory related to Africa, worked on."--Publisher's website
The men's room : a thinking man's guide for surviving women of the next millennium by Toby Green( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
If you really loved me : the no-nonsense how-to-get-a-life guide to relationships by Toby Green( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Footprint Patagonia ( serial )
in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
In het voetspoor van Darwin : een reis door Zuid-Amerika by Toby Green( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Honderdvijfenzestig jaar na de reis van Darwin door Zuid-Amerika, die later resulteerde in zijn evolutietheorie, maakt de auteur dezelfde reis om te zien wat er door de jaren heen allemaal veranderd is
Travels in West Africa : Congo français, Corisco and Cameroons by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Mary Henrietta Kingsley was an English ethnographic and scientific writer and explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape European perceptions of African cultures and British imperialism. After a preliminary visit to the Canary Islands, Kingsley decided to travel to the west coast of Africa. The only non-African women who regularly embarked on (often dangerous) journeys to Africa were usually the wives of missionaries, government officials, or explorers. Exploration and adventure were not seen as fitting roles for women in the Victorian era. Yet, when Mary Kingsley's invalid parents died within six weeks of each other, she followed in her explorer father's footsteps and traveled to Africa against her society's every convention. Here is her lively and witty account of that journey, an immediate bestseller when it first came out in 1897 and every bit as gripping today
Imaginary crimes : a novel by Toby Green( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
4 CITIES, 4 LIVES, 1 CRIME: In Madrid, an Argentinian bookseller gets caught up in the scheme of an American professor to prevent an appalling crime. Her sidekicks soon include a Gambian migrant in Paris and a Spanish waitress in London. Seeking some sort of companionship in their exiles, the four characters join forces in a quest that becomes a dangerous obsession. All four lives seem to be fatefully connected. But how to get people to take the crime seriously if it does not yet exist? In Buenos Aires, the criminals are remorselessly pursued. They cross paths with a Nigerian judge, the wife of one of General Franco's thugs, a caretaker to the wealthy, and Peter Halbtsen, an expert in Chinese culture. It is early March 2004. Halbtsen has spent years deciphering a book which may hold the key to the mystery. But where is the crime? Who is the criminal? And can anything be done to prevent humanity from reaping the whirlwind?
Saddled with Darwin : a journey through South America by Toby Green( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 21 libraries worldwide
165 years after Charles Darwin embarked on the journey which was to produce the most radical theory of modern times, Toby Green retraced the journey on horseback. With no logistical support, his journey took a year and crossed six South American countries. This is his account of the trip
Chile handbook : the travel guide by Toby Green( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
La Inquisición el reino del miedo by Toby Green( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 18 libraries worldwide
How to snap out of it! : a user's guide to getting unstuck by Toby Green( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Colombian roulette : a novel by Toby Green( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The reign of fear by Toby Green( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Inquisition was an institution that pursued heretics, philandering priests and sexual deviants in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America for a period of over 350 years. Filled with stories of terror and the unspeakable ways in which human beings can treat one another, this work is also one of hope and ultimately of the resilience of human spirit
Chile : handbook 2002 by Toby Green( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Chile by Janak Jani( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Tras las huellas de Darwin : un viaje a caballo de tierra del fuego a las islas galápagos by Toby Green( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Green, Tobias 1974-
グリーン, トビー
English (96)
Spanish (7)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (2)
Portuguese (1)
Dutch (1)
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