Christopher Thorne

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Christopher G. Thorne
Born 1934
Died April 20, 1992
Nationality British
Fields History
Institutions University of Sussex, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
Known for "Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain and the War Against Japan, 1941–1945."
Notable awards Bancroft Prize

Christopher G. Thorne (1934 – 20 April 1992) was a British historian and a professor of international relations at the University of Sussex. He specialised in studying the Pacific War. He was a resident fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and a fellow of the British Academy.[1] Thorne achieved some fame for his new approaches to international history, emphasising the importance of transnational research and perspectives.

He was the first non-American to win the Bancroft Prize for American history, awarded in 1979 for his book Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain and the War Against Japan, 1941–1945.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Approach of War, 1938–1939, Humanity Press (1967) ISBN 0-333-03478-3
  • The Limits of Foreign Policy: The West, The League, and the Far Eastern Crisis of 1931–1933, Palgrave Macmillan (1973) ISBN 0-333-15043-0
  • Allies of a Kind: the United States, Britain, and the War against Japan, 1941–1945, Oxford University Press (1978) ISBN 0-19-520034-9
  • The Issue of War: States, Societies, and the Far Eastern Conflict of 1941–1945, Oxford University Press (1985) ISBN 0-19-520474-3
  • Border Crossings: Studies in International History, Blackwell (1988) ISBN 0-631-16062-0
  • Between the Seas: A Quiet Walk through Crete, Sinclair-Stevenson (1994) ISBN 1-85619-188-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorne, Christopher (April 1983). "International Relations and the Promptings of History". Review of International Studies. 9 (2): 123–135. doi:10.1017/s0260210500115815. 
  2. ^ "1979". The Bancroft Prizes. Retrieved 26 February 2014.