Best, Geoffrey (Francis Andrew)

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BEST, Geoffrey (Francis Andrew)

BEST, Geoffrey (Francis Andrew). British, b. 1928. Genres: History, Military/Defense/Arms control. Career: Cambridge University, England, fellow of Trinity Hall and assistant lecturer, 1955-61, Lees Knowles lecturer, 1970; Edinburgh University, Scotland, lecturer, 1961-66, Sir Richard Lodge Professor of History, 1966-74; Sussex University, professor of history, 1974-82, dean of School of European Studies, 1980-82. University of Chicago, visiting professor, 1964; All Souls College, Oxford, visiting fellow, 1969-70; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, fellow, 1978-79; University of Western Ontario, Joanne Goodman lecturer, 1981; University of London, visiting fellow, 1983-88; Australian National University, visiting fellow, 1984; St. Antony's College, Oxford, senior associate member, 1988-. Cambridge Review, editor, 1953-54; Victorian Studies, British editor, 1959-74; War and Society Newsletter, editor, 1972-82. British Academy, senior fellow, 2003. Publications: Shaftesbury, 1964, rev. ed., 1975; Temporal Pillars, 1964; Bishop Westcott and the Miners, 1967; Mid-Victorian Britain, 1851-1875, 1971, rev. ed., 1979; Humanity in Warfare: The Modern History of the International Law of Armed Conflicts, 1980; Honour among Men and Nations: Transformations of an Idea, 1981; War and Society in Revolutionary Europe, 1770-1870, 1982; Nuremberg and After: The Continuing History of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, 1984; War and Law since 1945, 1994; Churchill: A Study in Greatness, 2001. EDITOR: (and author of intro.) R.W. Church, Oxford Movement: Twelve Years, 1833-45, 1970; (with A. Wheatcroft) War, Economy, and the Military Mind, 1976; (with D. Beales) History, Society, and the Churches: Essays in Honour of Owen Chadwick, 1985; (and contrib.) The Permanent Revolution: The French Revolution and Its Legacy, 1789-1989, 1988. Address: 19 Buckingham St, Oxford OX1 4LH, England. Online address: [email protected]