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The specter of genocide : mass murder in historical perspective

Author: Robert Gellately; Ben Kiernan
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2003
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Genocide, mass murder and human rights abuses are arguably the most perplexing and deeply troubling aspects of recent world history. This collection of essays by leading international experts offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
The specter of genocide
Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge University Press, 2003
X, 396 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gellately; Ben Kiernan
ISBN: 9780511819674 0511819676 9780521820639 0521820634 9780521527507 0521527503
OCLC Number: 967414172
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (x, 396 pages)
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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."..extraordinarily informative...Recommended as a companion to classic titles like Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem." -Publishers Weekly "This book is a starting point for those who wish to Read more...

 
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