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  • Romeby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 28.19

    This beautifully written, informative study is a portrait, a history and a superb guide book, capturing fully the seductive beauty and the many layered past of the Eternal City. It covers 3,000 years of history from the city?s quasi-mythical origins, through the Etruscan kings, the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 18.32

    Concise, convincing and exciting, this is Christopher Hibbert?s brilliant account of the events that shook eighteenth-century Europe to its foundation. With a mixture of lucid storytelling and fascinating detail, he charts the French Revolution from its beginnings at an impromptu meeting on an indoor tennis court at Versailles in 1789, right through... more...

  • Florenceby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 28.19

    This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will be enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which will describe all teh... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the House of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 18.32

    At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family?s huge influence on the political, economic and cultural... more...

  • The Days of the French Revolutionby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.74

    Works from Les Misirables by Victor Hugo to Citizens by Simon Schama have been inspired by the French Revolution. Now available for the first time in years, The Days of the French Revolution brings to life the events that changed the future of Western civilization. As compelling as any fiction thriller, this real-life drama moves from the storming... more...

  • The House Of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.74

    It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global... more...

  • The Borgiasby Christopher Hibbert

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 12.99

    The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame - Lucrezia Borgia, his daughter, whose husband was famously... more...

  • A Brief History of the Battle of Agincourtby Christopher Hibbert

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 10.99

    There can be few military victories so complete, or achieved against such heavy odds, as that won by Henry V on 25 October 1415 against Charles VI's army at Agincourt. In the words of one contemporary French chronicler, it was the 'most disgraceful event that had ever happened to the Kingdom of France'. Christopher Hibbert's wonderfully concise account... more...

  • Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treasonby Christopher Hibbert

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    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,... more...

  • Edward VII: The Last Victorian Kingby Christopher Hibbert; Hugh Thomas

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    A riveting biography that vividly captures the life and times of the last Victorian king. To his mother, Queen Victoria, he was "poor Bertie," to his wife he was "my dear little man," while the President of France called him "a great English king," and the German Kaiser condemned him as "an old peacock." King Edward VII was all these things and... more...