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The specter of genocide : mass murder in historical perspective

Author: Robert Gellately; Ben Kiernan
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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"This collection of essays by leading international experts offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analysis of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts, with a focus on the twentieth century. The book contains studies of the Armenian genocide, the victims of Stalinist terror, the Holocaust, and imperial Japan. Several authors explore colonialism and address the fate of the indigenous peoples in Africa,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gellately; Ben Kiernan
ISBN: 0521820634 9780521820639 0521527503 9780521527507
OCLC Number: 50519350
Description: x, 396 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The study of mass murder and genocide / Robert Gellately and Ben Kiernan --
pt. I. Genocide and modernity. Twentieth century genocides: underlying ideological themes from Armenia to East Timor / Ben Kiernan --
The modernity of genocides: war, race, and revolution in the twentieth century / Eric D. Weitz --
Seeking the roots of modern genocide: on the macro- and microhistory of mass murder / Omer Bartov --
Genocide and the body politic in the time of modernity / Marie Fleming --
pt. II. Indigenous peoples and colonial issues. Genocides of indigenous peoples: rhetoric of human rights / Elazar Barkan --
Military culture and the production of "final solutions" in the colonies: the example of Wilhelminian Germany / Isabel V. Hull --
"Encirclement and annihilation": the Indonesian occupation of East Timor / John G. Taylor --
pt. III. The era of the two World Wars. Under cover of war: the Armenian genocide in the context of total war / Jay Winter --
The mechanism of a mass crime: the great terror in the Soviet Union, 1937-1938 / Nicolas Werth --
The Third Reich, the Holocaust and visions of serial genocide / Robert Gellately --
Reflections on modern Japanese history in the context of the concept of genocide / Gavan McCormack --
pt. IV. Genocide and mass murder since 1945. "When the world turned to chaos": 1965 and its aftermath in Bali, Indonesia / Leslie Dwyer and Degung Santikarma --
Genocide in Cambodia and Ethiopia / Edward Kissi --
Modern genocide in Rwanda: ideology, revolution, war, and mass murder in an African state / Robert Melson --
History, motive, law, intent: combining historical and legal methods in understanding Guatemala's 1981-1983 genocide / Greg Grandin --
Analysis of a mass crime: ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, 1991-1999 / Jacques Semelin --
Conclusions. Investigating genocide / Robert Gellately and Ben Kiernan --
Appendix. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Gellately, Ben Kiernan.
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Offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts.  Read more...

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'... extraordinarily informative ... Recommended as a companion to classic titles like Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem.' Publishers Weekly 'Kiernan and Gellately have assembled a stellar group Read more...

 
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