Emeritus Professor Paul Crook

Emeritus Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Emeritus Professor Crook has published widely on Anglo-American history and Darwinian themes. His more recent books include Darwinism, War and History (Cambridge, 1994); Darwin’s Coat-Tails: Essays on Social Darwinism (Peter Lang, 2007); and Grafton Elliot Smith, Egyptology and the Diffusion of Culture (Sussex, 2012).


  • Doctor of Literature, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of London
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Cox, Damian and Crook, Peter (2015). Plato's paradox of leadership. In Leadership and ethics (pp. 129-150) London, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Academic.

  • Crook, D. P. (2003). The case against area bombing. In Hore and Peter (Ed.), Patrick Blacketi: Sailor, Scientist and Socialist 1 ed. (pp. 167-186) Great Britain: Frank Cass.

  • Crook, D. P. (2000). Whiggery and America: Accommodating the radical threat. In Radicalism and Revolution in Britain, 1755-1848. Essays in Honour of Malcolm I. Thomis (pp. 191-206) Basingstoke, England: Macmillan.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

  • Crook, D. P. (2004) Kidd, Benjamin (1858-1916) in H. C. G. Matthew and B. Harrison (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 1 United States: Oxford University