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Thomas, Hugh 1931-

Overview
Works: 228 works in 1,446 publications in 8 languages and 33,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Translator
Classifications: DP269, 946.081
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hugh Thomas
The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas( Book )

280 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 5,142 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 )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,610 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 )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,027 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 )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,841 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 )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,749 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 )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,494 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 )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,272 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 )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 1,104 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 )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 965 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 )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Strachey by Hugh Thomas( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 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 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slave trade : the history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: David Richardson, in Slavery abolition, a journal of slave and post-slave studies, vol. 20, no. 2 (August 1999); p. 137-138. - Dutch involvement in the African slave trade during the 17th century mentioned
The Suez affair by Hugh Thomas( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest of Mexico by Francisco López de Gómara( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexicos historie 1518-1522
Beaumarchais in Seville : an intermezzo by Hugh Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Swynnerton, Hugh Thomas 1931- Baron Thomas of

Swynnerton, Hugh Thomas, Baron Thomas of, 1931-

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Thomas, H.

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Thomas, Hugh M.

Thomas, Hugh S.

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Thomas, Hugh S. (Hugh Swynnerton), 1931-

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Thomas of Swynnerton 1931- Lord

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Thomas of Swynnerton, Hugh Thomas 1931- Baron

Thomas of Swynnerton, Hugh Thomas, Baron, 1931-

Thomas of Swynnerton, Lord, 1931-

Thomas, Walter Hugh

Томас, Хью 1931-

Хью Томас

هیو توماس سیاست‌مدار و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

トマス, ヒュー

ヒュー・トマス

Languages
English (494)

Spanish (159)

French (32)

German (21)

Italian (5)

Hebrew (2)

Catalan (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
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 MexicoSpainCuba : the pursuit of freedomThe golden empire : Spain, Charles V, and the creation of AmericaCuba, or, The pursuit of freedomThe slave trade : the history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870