Christopher J. Walker

Signature of Christopher J. Walker

Christopher Joseph Walker (10 July 1942 - 18 April 2017) was a British historian and author. He was educated at Lancing College and Brasenose College, Oxford.

He worked in Sotheby's department of historical and literary manuscripts. After winning a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 1971 he wrote a book on Armenian history which was reissued in 1990. In 1975 with the support of "Minority Rights Group" he published "The Armenians" report (co-author - prof. David Marshall Lang).[1] In November 1989 at the Oxford University Walker had a lecture on the modern history of Armenia. He also wrote several books and articles on history of Armenia. One of his most famous works is the book Armenia: The Survival of a Nation, which has been described as an "excellent history of Greater Armenia"[2] and "a balanced presentation" of the events during the Armenian genocide of 1895-1918.[3]

After a long-time research in archives, in 2003 Walker completed his book, Life of Oliver Baldwin, about a soldier, statesman, and journalist, the son of a Conservative Prime Minister, who became a Labour member of British Parliament.


  • The Armenians, by David Marshall Lang and Christopher J. Walker, London: Minority Rights Group, MRG Report No. 32, fifth edition, 1987
  • Armenia : The Survival of a Nation, ISBN 978-0-312-04944-7, 1980; ISBN 978-0-312-04230-1, 1990
  • Armenia and Karabagh, ISBN 978-1-873194-00-3, 1991
  • Oliver Baldwin : A Life of Dissent, ISBN 978-1-900850-86-5, 2003
  • Visions of Ararat (writings on Armenia), ISBN 978-1-85043-888-5, 2005
  • "At History's Crossroad: The making of the Armenian nation," (The Armenians: From Kings and Priests to Merchants and Commissars) (Book review) Weekly Standard Nov 27, 2006.
  • Friends or Foes? The Islamic East and the West, History Today, March 2007, Volume: 57, Issue: 3, Page 50-57


  • Caravans to Oblivion: The Armenian Genocide, by G. S. Graber, 1996, p. 29


  1. ^ Bibliography -- Armenia (Caucasus), Library of Congress / Federal Research Division
  2. ^ Atlas of Russia and the independent republics, by Moshe Brawer - 1994 - p. 138
  3. ^ Antioch And Canterbury, By William Taylor, 2006, p. 119

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