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Pendas, Devin O. (Devin Owen)

Overview
Works: 15 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 1,090 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Devin O Pendas
The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-65 : genocide, history and the limits of the law by Devin O Pendas( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and German and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial was the largest, most public, and most important trial of Holocaust perpetrators conducted in West German courts. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Devin O. Pendas provides a comprehensive history of this momentous event. Situating the trial in a thorough analysis of West German criminal law, the book argues that in confronting systematic, state-sponsored genocide, the Frankfurt court ran up against the limits of law. Because many of the key categories of German criminal law were defined with direct reference to the specific motives of the defendants, the trial was unable to grasp adequately the deep social roots and systematic character of Nazi genocide. Much of the trial's significance came from the vast public attention it captured, and this book provides a compelling account of the divided response to the trial among the West German public."--BOOK JACKET
Political trials in theory and history by Jens Meierhenrich( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume offers a novel account of political trials that is empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated, linking state-of- the-art research on telling cases to a broad argument about political trials as a socio-legal phenomenon. All the contributors analyse the logic of the political in the courtroom. From archival research to participant observation, and from linguistic anthropology to game theory, the volume offers a genuinely interdisciplinary set of approaches that substantially advance existing knowledge about what political trials are, how they work, and why they matter"--
Beyond the racial state : rethinking Nazi Germany by Devin O Pendas( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past fifteen or twenty years, scholarship on the Third Reich has increasingly recognized the centrality of racial thought to the formulation of policy in a wide array of fields. During the 1980s, scholars began to depict the Third Reich as, in Michael Burleigh and Wolfgang Wippermann's resonant phrase, a 'racial state.' Moving away from an exclusive focus on anti-Semitism, this racial turn broadened the understanding of Nazi racial policy. It expanded awareness of the range of Nazi victims, incorporating, for instance, the murder of the mentally and physically handicapped, and also the sterilization and incarceration of people considered 'asocial,' into a comprehensive account of Nazi biopolitics. This approach also broached the question of how broad the support for Nazi racial policies was, interrogating the extent to which ordinary Germans cooperated in the projects of the racial state, for instance, as mothers of 'Aryan' children or as supervisors of 'racially inferior' forced laborers. While the benefits of this approach have been significant, it has become increasingly clear in the last few years that the racial state paradigm has begun to obscure as much as it reveals about the reality of the Third Reich. First, this approach tends to reify race as an epistemological category, presenting it as more coherent and comprehensive than it in fact was. The Nazis themselves were aware of the internal tensions and contradictions that plagued any effort to articulate a coherent and comprehensive racial 'science.' Second, the ongoing salience of alternative categories of identity in the Third Reich (ethnic, völkisch, religious, class-based) is difficult to explain within the racial state paradigm. Third, the racial turn blurs the tensions between, on the one hand, specifically racial ideas and policies and, on the other hand, broader traditions of domination and empire-building that acquired at most a superficial racial gloss during the Third Reich. Questions of military necessity or economic advantage coexisted with biopolitical projects"--From German Historical Institute website
Der Frankfurter Auschwitz-Prozess : (1963-1965); kommentierte Quellenedition by Devin O Pendas( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz' steht emblematisch für das deutsche Menschheitsverbrechen. Rechtshistorisch und gesellschaftspolitisch war der erste Frankfurter Auschwitz-Prozess das bedeutendste NS-Verfahren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. 2013 jährt sich die "Strafsache gegen Mulka u.a." zum 50. Mal. In einführenden Abhandlungen legen Sybille Steinbacher (Wien) und Devin O. Pendas (Boston) die Geschichte des Lagers und des Prozesses dar. Die in der zweibändigen Edition publizierten Quellen (Anklageschrift, Eröffnungsbeschluss, Urteil, Revisionsurteil des Bundesgerichtshofs, Urteil in der Neuverhandlung gegen Franz Lucas), mit historischen Anmerkungen und juristischen Erläuterungen versehen, geben Aufschluss über die Anstrengung der Strafjustiz, in einem rechtsstaatlichen Verfahren die individuelle Schuld der Beteiligten am nationalsozialistischen Völkermord nachzuweisen."--Publisher's description
Der Frankfurter Auschwitz-Prozess (1963-1965) Kommentierte Quellenedition by Sybille Steinbacher( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displaying justice : Nazis on trial in postwar Germany by Devin O Pendas( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“The Magical Scent of the Savage”: Colonial Violence, the Crisis of Civilization, and the Origins of the Legalist Paradigm of War by Devin O Pendas( )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the beginning of time, war has been accompanied by atrocity. While there were attempts to regulate such violence, for most of history the penchant toward deliberate atrocity was largely viewed as a political or military problem. During World War II, however, the Allies declared that wartime atrocity was not only morally reprehensible, but also legally actionable and this declaration represented the triumph of a new paradigm for how to think about the conduct of war, the “legalist paradigm.” This Article describes the emergence of the legalist paradigm and argues that the emergence of the legalist paradigm of war was a response to the breakdown of a long-standing civilizational consensus among European Elites
GENOCIDE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE : a global introduction by Devin O Pendas( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing the phantom : Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It was the end of September, 1916 in WWI. In East Africa the only undefeated German General of WWI, Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, was trapped by British troops. Unwilling to surrender he faded into the African bush where he continued to plague the British with Guerrilla warfare. Adapting his battle strategy to the African terrain, he used African natives as troops and after the War returned to Germany as a hero. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians
Truth and its consequences : reflections on political, historical and legal "truth" in West German holocaust trials by Devin O Pendas( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Auf dem Weg zu einem globalen Rechtssystem? : die Menschenrechte und das Scheitern des legalistischen Paradigmas des Krieges by Devin O Pendas( )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Orientation: War Crimes Trials in Theory and Practice from the Middle Ages to the Present by Devin O Pendas( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Punishment as Prevention? : the Politics of Prosecuting Genocidaires by Donald Bloxham( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Toward World Law? : Human Rights and the Failure of the Legalist Paradigm of War by Devin O Pendas( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Fate of Nuremberg : the Legacy and Impact of the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials in Postwar Germany by Devin O Pendas( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-65 : genocide, history and the limits of the law
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Pendas Devin

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Pendas, Devin O. (Devin Owen)

Pendas, Devin Owen.

פנדס, דווין א'

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English (56)

German (20)