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Hibbert, Christopher 1924-2008

Works: 405 works in 2,563 publications in 7 languages and 72,033 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Personal correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Author of introduction, Creator, Adapter, Actor
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 )

78 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,735 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 2,438 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 2,009 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 1,916 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 )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,783 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 )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 1,776 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 )

47 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The London encyclopaedia by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

75 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,632 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 )

43 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 1,563 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 1,557 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 )

43 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,505 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 1,442 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
London: the biography of a city by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

56 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history of the development of London and of the social life of its people
Redcoats and rebels : the American Revolution through British eyes by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-scale popular history of the American War of Independence
The personal history of Samuel Johnson by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 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 1,278 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
Cavaliers & roundheads : the English Civil War, 1642-1649 by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houses were plundered, churches and cathedrals desecrated. Savage battles were fought; and, as once-peaceful villages were overrun by hungry troops, so-called Clubmen seized arms to defend against one side or the other. Some 200,000 lives were lost, many from plague in strife-torn towns - and the king himself was beheaded on January 30, 1649
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 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of King Edward VII of England (1841-1910)
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 1,223 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
The roots of evil; a social history of crime and punishment by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

56 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,216 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
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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

كريستوفر هيبرت، 1924-2008

히버트, C. 1924-2008

히버트, 크리스토퍼 1924-2008


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English (692)

Spanish (14)

Italian (9)

German (5)

Chinese (4)

French (2)

Polish (2)