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Thomas, Hugh 1931-

Works: 197 works in 1,282 publications in 7 languages and 32,877 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Military history  Art  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Translator
Classifications: DP269, 946.081
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Most widely held works by Hugh Thomas
The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas( Book )

96 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,599 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 )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 3,243 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
Cuba : the pursuit of freedom by Hugh Thomas( Book )

46 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan by Hugh Thomas( Book )

60 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,023 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 )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,846 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 )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,754 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
A history of the world by Hugh Thomas( Book )

49 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,563 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
Armed truce : the beginnings of the cold war, 1945-46 by Hugh Thomas( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,499 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
The Cuban Revolution, 25 years later by Hugh Thomas( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suez by Hugh Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 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
The golden empire : Spain, Charles V, and the creation of America by Hugh Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 962 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
John Strachey by Hugh Thomas( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Spaanse schilder Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)
World without end : Spain, Philip II, and the first global empire by Hugh Thomas( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Empire and building on five centuries of scholarship, World Without End is the epic conclusion of an unprecedented three-volume history of the Spanish Empire from 'one of the most productive and wide-ranging historians of modern times' (The New York Times Book Review). The legacy of imperial Spain was shaped by many hands. But the dramatic human story of the extraordinary projection of Spanish might in the second half of the sixteenth century has never been fully told--until now. In World Without End, Hugh Thomas chronicles the lives, loves, conflicts, and conquests of the complex men and women who carved up the Americas for the glory of Spain. Chief among them is the towering figure of King Philip II, the cultivated Spanish monarch whom a contemporary once called 'the arbiter of the world.' Cheerful and pious, he inherited vast authority from his father, Emperor Charles V, but nevertheless felt himself unworthy to wield it. His forty-two-year reign changed the face of the globe forever. Alongside Philip we find the entitled descendants of New Spain's original explorers--men who, like their king, came into possession of land they never conquered and wielded supremacy they never sought. Here too are the Roman Catholic religious leaders of the Americas, whose internecine struggles created possibilities that the emerging Jesuit order was well-positioned to fill. With the sublime stories of arms and armadas, kings and conquistadors come tales of the ridiculous: the opulent parties of New Spain's wealthy hedonists and the unexpected movement to encourage Philip II to conquer China. Finally, Hugh Thomas unearths the first indictments of imperial Spain's labor rights abuses in the Americas--and the early attempts by its more enlightened rulers and planters to address them. Written in the brisk, flowing narrative style that has come to define Hugh Thomas's work, the final volume of this acclaimed trilogy stands alone as a history of an empire making the transition from conquest to inheritance--a history that Thomas reveals through the fascinating lives of the people who made it. Praise for Hugh Thomas 'The great historian of the Spanish-speaking world.'--The Guardian. World Without End, 'Literary power is a vital part of a great historian's armoury. As in his earlier books, [Hugh] Thomas demonstrates here that he has this in abundance.'--Financial Times. 'A vivid climax to Hugh Thomas's three-volume history of imperial Spai
The Suez affair by Hugh Thomas( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Hebrew and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest of Mexico by Hugh Thomas( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexicos historie 1518-1522
Europe: the radical challenge by Hugh Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 394 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
Eduardo Barreiros and the recovery of Spain by Hugh Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in an impoverished region of Galicia and possessed of little education and less money, Eduardo Barreiros (1919-1992) rose to become an immensely successful entrepreneur and one of Spain's most prominent industrialists. In this engaging biography, the first on a Spanish entrepreneur in English, Hugh Thomas recounts Barreiros's origins as an auto mechanic, his success in the motor industry, his tragic alliance with the Chrysler Corporation, and his littleknown role as a motor-industry founder in 1980s Cuba. Drawing on an unrivaled knowledge of Spanish history, Lord Thomas also brings to light Barreiros's critical role in the modernization of the Spanish economy in the post-civil war years." "The book offers a detailed portrait of Don Eduardo's personality, character, and numerous entrepreneurial endeavors as well as a full account of the difficulties the Franco-era government threw in the path of his capitalist activities. The relationship between Barreiros and the Chrysler Corporation is also described, along with the failed Dodge Dart project that ultimately cost Barreiros his business. Finally, the book recounts Don Eduardo's late-in-life efforts to help establish a motor industry in Castro's Cuba - a paradoxical conclusion for a great capitalist."--Jacket
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The slave trade : the story of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870
Alternative Names
Hugh Thomas britischer Historiker und Peer

Hugh Thomas Brits politicus

Hugh Thomas historiador e hispanista británico

Hugh Thomas historien britannique

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Thomas, Walter Hugh

Томас, Хью 1931-

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English (465)

Spanish (88)

German (11)

French (8)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (2)

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The slave trade : the story of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870Cuba : the pursuit of freedomRivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to MagellanConquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old MexicoSpainA history of the worldThe golden empire : Spain, Charles V, and the creation of AmericaThe conquest of Mexico