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Hibbert, Christopher 1924-2008

Works: 378 works in 2,582 publications in 7 languages and 72,064 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Personal correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Composer, Author of introduction, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: DA677, 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 )

77 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 4 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 )

27 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains section, " The Tower of London in literature." [page 137- 160]
Queen Victoria : a personal history by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,001 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
Versailles by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text capture the grandeur and magnificent history of the palace built by Frnace's Sun King. Bibliog
Rome, the biography of a city by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,774 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
The days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 1,772 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
The English : a social history, 1066-1945 by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

50 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The London encyclopaedia by Christopher et al Hibbert( Book )

78 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "London encyclopaedia" is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. It records, in a single volume the history of its institutions, streets and buildings, people and events, embracing not only the Cities of London and Westminster but all the boroughs, towns and villages that now come within the 610 square miles of Greater London ... The account of streets and buildings and events is also the story of the people who have lived in or through them, so that interspersed between the facts and dates there spring to life the men and women whose wit and wisdom, triumph or tragedy, transcends the sequence of events and reminds us of London past and of the spirit of their age ..." -- Inside front cover
The making of Charles Dickens by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

42 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 1,567 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 )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautifully written and meticulously researched narrative history of the great Indian uprising of 1857 by one of our most acclaimed living historians
Garibaldi and his enemies : the clash of arms and personalities in the making of Italy by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

46 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Garibaldi was born in Nice in 1807. He spent his early years at sea, until the course of his life was suddenly changed by meeting with a member of Mazzini's "Young Italy", a society dedicated to the task of driving from their thrones the reactionary rulers of the various states into which the peninsular was then divided, and the making of Italy one and free. The rest of his life was dominated by this idea, and he inspired his followers with his own passionate courage and single minded determination. The author has drawn a vivid, sympathetic portrait of this remarkable man, and has given an account of his unique contribution to the making of Italy
Charles I by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charles Stuart was a young child, it seemed unlikely that he would survive, let alone become ruler of England and Scotland. Once shy and retiring, an awkward stutterer, he grew in stature and confidence under the guidance of the Duke of Buckingham; his marriage to Henrietta of Spain, originally planned to end the conflict between the two nations, became, after rocky beginnings, a true love match. Charles I is best remembered for having started the English Civil War in 1642 which led to his execution for treason, the end of the monarchy, and the establishment of a commonwealth until monarchy was restored in 1660. Hibbert's masterful biography re-creates the world of Charles I, his court, artistic patronage, and family life, while tracing the course of events that led to his execution for treason in 1649
Redcoats and rebels : the American Revolution through British eyes by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-scale popular history of the American War of Independence
London: the biography of a city by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

58 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history of the development of London and of the social life of its people
The personal history of Samuel Johnson by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George III : a personal history by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2020 in English and held by 1,252 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."--Jacket
The royal Victorians : King Edward VII, his family and friends by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and German and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of King Edward VII of England (1841-1910)
Cavaliers & roundheads : the English Civil War, 1642-1649 by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social as well as a military history that vividly re-creates these scenes of war in England 350 years ago, Cavaliers and Roundheads is enlivened by astute and revealing character sketches, not only of the leading participants - the slight, sad, obstinate King; his dashing, ruthless nephew, Prince Rupert; the toweringly forceful and slovenly Oliver Cromwell - but also such half-forgotten characters as Sir Arthur Aston, the brutal, detested governor of Oxford whose brains were beaten out of his skull with his wooden leg; the fat French wife of the Earl of Derby, bravely defying her husband's enemies as cannon balls thudded into the walls of Lathom House; Abigail Penington, the Lady Mayoress, marching out with other City ladies and the fishwives of Billingsgate to work on London's fortifications
The roots of evil; a social history of crime and punishment by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hibbert tries to show by reference to history of punishments, to the reactions of those who suffered them or have been threatened by them, and to the endeavors of those who have concerned themselves with the criminal and the prevention of crime, that cruelty punishment has an inevitable tendency to produce cruelty in people
The virgin queen : Elizabeth I, genius of the Golden Age by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,221 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
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Queen Victoria : a personal history
Queen Victoria : a personal historyRome, the biography of a cityThe days of the French RevolutionThe English : a social history, 1066-1945The London encyclopaediaThe making of Charles DickensThe Great Mutiny : India, 1857Charles I
Alternative Names
Christopher Hibbert Brits historicus (1924-2008)

Christopher Hibbert englesk historiker

Christopher Hibbert historiador británico

Christopher Hibbert historiador británicu (1924–2008)

Christopher Hibbert storico inglese

Christophorus Hibbert

Hibbert Arthur Raymond

Hibbert, Arthur Raymond, 1924-

Hibbert, Arthur Raymond 1924-2008

Hibbert, C. 1924-2008

Hibbert, C. (Christopher), 1924-2008

Hibbert Ch

Hibbert Ch. 1924-2008

Hibbert, Christopher

Hibbert, Christopher, 1924-

Хибберт К.

Хибберт К. 1924-2008

Хибберт Кристофер

Хибберт, Кристофер 1924-2008

כריסטופר היברט סופר, היסטוריון וביוגרף אנגלי

كريستوفر هيبرت، 1924-2008

히버트, C. 1924-2008

히버트, 크리스토퍼 1924-2008


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English (708)

Spanish (14)

Italian (10)

German (5)

Chinese (4)

French (2)

Polish (2)