Christopher Hibbert

French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at April 3, 2014
French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert

French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert
Penguin | 1993 | ISBN: 0140049452 | 384 pages | EPUB/MOBI | 5/5 MB

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 to the 'coup d'etat' that brought Napoleon to power ten years later. In the process he explains the drama and complexities of this epoch-making era in the compelling and accessible manner he has made his trademark.

The Great Mutiny: India 1857 - Hibbert (1978)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by mconrad at Aug. 31, 2009
The Great Mutiny: India 1857 - Hibbert (1978)

Christopher Hibbert, "The Great Mutiny: India 1857"
The Viking Press | 1978 | ISBN 0670349836 | 472 pages | PDF | 185, 134 MB

In this account, Hibbert's focus is not on the military or political machinations that engulfed the conflict, but upon the people that participated in it. He has based his research upon scores of letters, diaries, and other first hand accounts of the mutiny, as well as on a score of military and government documents. He has combined this information to weave an eminently readable account of the Great Mutiny. However, his account can be a bit graphic at times, which some readers may find unsettling.

Napoleon: His Wives and Women  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at May 9, 2016
Napoleon: His Wives and Women

Christopher Hibbert, "Napoleon: His Wives and Women"
ISBN: 0393052028, 0006531466 | 2010 | EPUB | 448 pages | 521 KB

The Days Of The French Revolution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by robin-bobin at Oct. 18, 2011
The Days Of The French Revolution

The Days Of The French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc. (August 18, 2000) | ISBN: 0736655816 | Language English | Audio CD in MP3/64Kbps | 321 MB

"Never was any such event so inevitable yet so completely unforeseen." Alexis de Tocqueville's 19th-century assessment of the French Revolution echoes the contemporary reaction to the monumental events that took place over 200 years ago. Christopher Hibbert's superb historical narrative The Days of the French Revolution captures de Tocqueville's immediacy but tempers it with the hindsight of history…

Queen Victoria: A Personal History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tika12 at Dec. 25, 2007
Queen Victoria: A Personal History

Christopher Hibbert , " Queen Victoria: A Personal History"
Da Capo Press (November 27, 2001) | ISBN: 0306810859 | 464 pages | Djvu | 2,6 Mb
Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 9 (1999) (Repost)

Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 9 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:57:32 | 630 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 458 129-2

For consistently amiable, if undemanding entertainment, Albinoni’s concertos, with or without oboe, or oboes, are hard to beat. Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music here perform the 12 concertos contained in the collection published in 1722 as the composer’s Op. 9.
Roderick Williams, Christopher Yates, Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)

Roderick Williams, Christopher Yates, Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:25 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: NMC Recordings | Catalog: NMC D234

Just ten or fifteen years ago, the idea that two pieces might be enough to fill an album of Howard Skemptons music would have seemed astonishing, but here are two works, each over 30 minutes long. Skempton takes on Coleridge's epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and presents it sparsely for solo baritone (Roderick Williams) and small chamber ensemble (BCMG).
Christophe Coin, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)

Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)
Christophe Coin, cello; Christopher Hogwood, harpsichord

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 421 060-2 | 01:11:50

Nine cello sonatas by Vivaldi have survived. Six of them were published as a set in Paris in about 1740; that set, mistakenly known as the composer's Op. 14, contains the sonatas recorded in this release. The three remaining sonatas come from manuscript collections. All but one of the six works are cast in the slow-fast-slow-fast pattern of movements of the sonata da chiesa. The odd one out, RV46, in fact, retains the four movement sequence but inclines towards the sonata da camera in the use of dance titles. The music of these sonatas is almost consistently interesting, often reaching high points of expressive eloquence, as we find, for example, in the justifiably popular Sonata in E minor, RV40. Christophe Coin brings to life these details in the music with technical assurance and a spirit evidently responsive to its poetic content. Particularly affecting instances of this occur in the third movements of the A minor and the E minor Sonatas where Coin shapes each phrase, lovingly achieving at the same time a beautifully sustained cantabile.
Christophe Coin, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Concertos (1989)

Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Concertos (1989)
Christophe Coin, cello; The Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 421 732-2 | 00:57:32

Following his attractive performance of six of Vivaldi's cello sonatas, Christophe Coin has recorded six of the composer's 24 or so concertos for the instrument. Five of these, Michael Talbot tells us in an interesting accompanying note, probably belong to the 1720s while the sixth, the Concerto in G minor (RV416), is evidently a much earlier work. Coin has chosen, if I may use the expression somewhat out of its usual context, six of the best and plays them with virtuosity and an affecting awareness of their lyrical content. That quality, furthermore, is not confined to slow movements but occurs frequently in solo passages of faster ones, too. It would be difficult to single out any one work among the six for particular praise. My own favourite has long been the happily spirited Concerto in G major (RV413) with which Coin ends his programme. Strongly recommended. (Gramophone Magazine)

The Destruction of Lord Raglan: A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-55 (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Aug. 30, 2017
The Destruction of Lord Raglan: A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-55 (Repost)

C. Hibbert - The Destruction of Lord Raglan: A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-55
Little, Brown and Company | 1961 | ISBN: N/A | English | 338 Pages | PDF | 180.1 MB