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The dark side of nation states : ethnic cleansing in modern Europe

Author: Philipp Ther; Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmuller
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2014]
Series: War and genocide, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English-language editionView all editions and formats
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Why was there such a far-reaching consensus concerning the utopian goal of national homogeneity in the first half of the twentieth century? Ethnic cleansing is analyzed here as a result of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Ther; Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmuller
ISBN: 9781782383024 1782383026
OCLC Number: 881732313
Description: vi, 281 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Setting the ground --
1. Preconditions of ethnic cleansing --
The ideology of modern nationalism --
The nation-state in theory and practice --
"Minority problems" --
European modernity --
Christian intolerance --
Part II. Phases and agents of ethnic cleansing --
2. Ethnic cleansing as an instrument of international politics (1912-25) --
The Balkan Wars and their consequences --
Deportations in World War I --
Postwar migrations --
Triage in Alsace --
The protection and reduction of minorities in the Paris Peace Treaties --
The Treaty of Lausanne --
3. Total war and total cleansings (1938-44) --
From the Munich Agreement to World War I --
Heim ins Reich --
Under Nazi occupation --
Soviet ethnic cleansing --
Wars within the war : the Ukrainian-Polish and the Serbo-Croatian Conflict --
More cases in Germany's sphere of influence --
Ethnic cleansing of Jews --
4. A clean new order in Europe (1944-50) --
Allies plans --
Poland and Czechoslovakia --
More cases in the Soviet sphere of influence --
At the former lines of the Cold War --
On the British track : India and Palestine --
Part III. Ghosts of the past --
5. The former Yugoslavia and the Caucasus (1991-99) --
The breakup of Yugoslavia --
Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina --
Kosovo --
Conflicts in the Caucasus compared --
Conclusion and historical typology --
Annotated bibliography --
Comprehensive histories of ethnic cleansing --
Literature on the resettlement of ethnically cleansed regions --
Literature on remembrance and collective memory --
Literature on individual countries.
Series Title: War and genocide, v. 19.
Other Titles: Dunkle Seite der Nationalstaaten.
Responsibility: Philipp Ther ; translated from German by Charlotte Kreutzmüller.

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