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Belloc, Hilaire 1870-1953

Works: 2,148 works in 8,559 publications in 6 languages and 113,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Arthurian romances  Fiction  Poetry  Legends  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Other, Honoree, Creator, Composer, Speaker, Librettist, win, Contributor
Classifications: PR6003.E45, 928.2
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The romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bédier( Book )

70 editions published between 1903 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern retelling of a medieval cycle of tales evolving from Celtic sources, in a version first published 1900
Kai Lung's golden hours by Ernest Bramah( )

23 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kai Lung is a wandering storyteller accused of treason--and not unlike Scheherazade of The One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, he must rely upon his silver tongue to escape conviction. With the help of beautiful Hwa Mei, who has the attention of evil Ming Shu, Kai tries to regain his freedom by spinning a series of entertaining tales that intrigue his captor. Laced with romance and adventure, spiced with fantasy and the supernatural, these stories will transport readers to a mandarin's court in ancient China."--Cover
Charles the First, King of England by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

57 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A striking portrait of Charles I, this book also looks closely at the role that the burgeoning financial powers played in shaping European politics and the effects that these powers had on the English monarchy during his reign. Belloc also explores the consequences of these effects for Europe generally. At the same time, it is a detailed study of the man who was Charles I with all his strengths, all his weaknesses. Belloc's sense of history sheds light on how those strengths and weaknesses contributed to action or inaction by Charles and how those actions affected England and the rest of Europe
Marie Antoinette by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

96 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every few years the public becomes enamored with the story of Marie Antoinette (1755-93), the Austrian royal sent at the age of fourteen to France to marry the young prince who reigned as Louis XVI, and her time has come again. Hilaire Belloc's entertaining biography--an overlooked gem, according to a recent Amazon review--is sympathetic yet fair to the red-headed, intelligent, and arduous queen who lost her head to a guillotine. Her chance friendships failed not in mere disappointments but in ruin; her lapses of judgment betrayed her not to stumbling but to an abyss, writes Belloc, the prolific French-British author of many works of history, biography, and books for children."
The servile state by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

111 editions published between 1845 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Servile State is a book written by Hilaire Belloc in 1912 about economics. Although it mentions Distributism, for which he and his friend G.K. Chesterton are famous, it avoids explicit advocation for that economic system. This book lays out, in very broad outline, Belloc's version of European economic history: starting with ancient states, where slavery was critical to the economy, through the medieval economies based on serf and peasant labor, to capitalism. Belloc argues that the development of capitalism was not a natural consequence of the Industrial Revolution, but a consequence of the earlier dissolution of the monasteries in England, which then shaped the course of English industrialization
The French Revolution by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

132 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of this important event
The path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

157 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Path to Rome is less concerned with Rome itself than with a pilgrim's journey to the Eternal City. A spirited Catholic apologist, Belloc traveled on foot from Toul (near Nancy), France, and crossed the Alps and the Apennines in order to, in his words, "see all Europe which the Christian Faith has saved." Afterward, he turned his pen from his usual polemics to literature, and related in finely crafted prose his myriad experiences with the people he met along the way, as well as his reflections on tradition, politics, landscape, and much else. Throughout, the work abounds in Belloc's inimitable wit and good humor, and displays his profound love for the land, his faith, and his fellow man
Richelieu by Hilaire Belloc( )

89 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Cardinal Richelieu's life and career focusing on his family and Catholic heritage, and describes how these two aspects demonstrate the development of Richelieu's character, philosophy, and religious principles. Is accompanied by several black-and-white illustrations
Richelieu : a study by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

30 editions published between 1929 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the reformation happened by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

75 editions published between 1920 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this famous and surprising book, the great Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc gives the true and largely untold story which answers one of the most important historical questions in our civilization: "How did Christendom suffer shipwreck?" Showing that this momentous question is invisible to Protestant movement was by no means the culmination of a long natural progress, but rather was one of six mortal perils which had threatened to destroy Catholic European civilization - and was the only one, which, tragically, failed to be stamped out by the Catholic Church. Belloc describes how it was not doctrine, but avarice and rebellion against the clergy, which originally fueled the Reformation. He readily admits that corruption among Churchmen and clerical abuses regarding Church revenues prepared the way for the Flood of Revolt, as did Humanism and a growing contempt for authority - plus the perennial "hatred of the Catholic Faith." Belloc maintains that Luther just happened to be the one to let loose "the Flood," that the international threat of a Mohammedan invasion (largely overlooked by historians) paralyzed the German authorities at this crucial moment, that England fell to Protestantism through a "political accident," and that the dark genius of Calvin then clarified and shaped the anti-Catholic fury into a definite program. As for the doctrine of "Justification by Faith alone," Belloc says it was not a motive of the movement, but "an afterthought." He describes how Catholic and Protestant forces spent 10 years lining up for battle, then 13 years in battle - followed by the Church's belated defense (through the Jesuits and the Council of Trent), by further combats, and finally by one last great struggle, and finally by one last great struggle to keep Christendom united (the Thirty Years War), which ended in exhaustion for both sides and a divided Europe after the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. In all this panorama of great historical events, Belloc highlights the driving forced played by greed: For the rare opportunity to transfer Church lands and revenues into private hands provided a powerful incentive for the gentry and nobles to cast their lot with the new Protestant movement. How the Reformation Happened is perhaps the most cogent explanation ever penned of what was really going on in the titanic 16-century upheaval of Catholic Europe. It is a book that cannot be ignored by anyone who would understand our Western Civilization - or who would understand where that civilization is now heading as a result of the tragic Protestant Reformation. -- from back cover
The party system by Hilaire Belloc( )

34 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface -- I. The representative system -- II. The governing group -- III. The House of Commons as it is -- IV. The secret funds -- V. The control of elections -- VI. The defence -- VII. Can it be mended? -- Notes
Sonnets and verse by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

79 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetic works of the French-born English writer
Charles II : the last rally by Hilaire Belloc( )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Last Rally, Belloc narrates a central episode in the decline of the English Monarchy. Restored to the throne following the interlude of Cromwell's "Commonwealth," Charles II devoted his life as King of England to maintaining the integrity of the throne against all the forces arrayed against it: the power of the great landowners who worked through the Parliament; the influence of the Lawyers' Guild; and the irresistible mercantile and financial strength of the City of London. The story that Belloc brings to life is thus one of survival: the story of a ship of state brought "through peril and storm under a great captain." It is also the story of manhood and determination in the face of overwhelming odds; as such it is a story that Hilaire Belloc was eminently qualified to write."--Jacket
On something by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

62 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1910 collection of witty, charming, and often satirical essays on a wide variety of topics by the great Catholic polemicist and apologist includes A Plea for the Simpler Drama, The Monkey Question: An Appeal to Common Sense, On Immortality, and The Way to Fairyland
Milton by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

31 editions published between 1935 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Milton as poet, pamphleteer and scholar with the background of the historical events and economical conditions of England, 1608-74. "A thorough and sympathetic study."--GCL, I:78
Characters of the Reformation by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

57 editions published between 1936 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Reformation conceived and told in terms of people. In all, twenty-three fascinating profiles bring the Reformation alive in the bright, virile prose of one of the great literary stylists of our time
On nothing & kindred subjects by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

64 editions published between 1908 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robespierre, a study by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

46 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (IPA: [ma.ksi.mi.lj̃ f̃.swa ma.i i.zi.d d .bs.pj]; 6 May 1758 ? 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer, politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Estates-General, the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club, he advocated against the death penalty and for the abolition of slavery, while supporting equality of rights, universal suffrage and the establishment of a republic. He opposed war with Austria and the possibility of a coup by the Marquis de Lafayette. As a member of the Committee of Public Safety, he was an important figure during the period of the Revolution commonly known as the Reign of Terror, which ended a few months after his arrest and execution in July 1794. Influenced by 18th-century Enlightenment philosophes such as Rousseau and Montesquieu, he was a capable articulator of the beliefs of the left-wing bourgeoisie. His supporters called him "The Incorruptible", while his adversaries called him dictateur sanguinaire (bloodthirsty dictator)."--Wikipedia
Hills and the sea by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

118 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-eight essays blend fantasy with fact and record the author's European travels
Economics for Helen by Hilaire Belloc( )

44 editions published between 1924 and 2008 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to economic theory written by Belloc in the 1920s
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Charles the First, King of England
Charles the First, King of EnglandMarie AntoinetteThe servile stateThe path to RomeRichelieuHow the reformation happenedThe party systemCharles II : the last rally
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Swanton Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Sebastien Rene, 1870-1953

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Беллок, Хилэр 1870-1953

Хилэр Беллок

Хілер Беллок англійський письменник, політичний діяч

Хілэр Бэлак

הילייר בלוק סופר בריטי

بللوك، هليير

هيلاير بيلو

هیلایر بیلو

هیلیر بلاک نویسنده، شاعر، و سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

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ベロック, ヒレア

ベロック, ヒレール

希莱尔·贝洛克 约瑟夫·希莱尔·皮埃尔·勒内·贝洛克(1870年7月27日 - 1953年7月16日)是盎格鲁 - 法国作家和历史学家。

English (1,441)

Spanish (56)

German (19)

Italian (14)

French (13)

Dutch (3)