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Blood and soil : a world history of genocide and extermination from Sparta to Darfur

Author: Ben Kiernan
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, the first global history of genocide and extermination from ancient times, examines outbreaks of mass violence from the classical era to the present, focusing on worldwide colonial exterminations and twentieth-century case studies including the Armenian genocide, the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin's mass murders, and the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides. Connections, patterns, and features are identified that in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Kiernan
ISBN: 9780300100983 0300100981 9780300144253 0300144253
OCLC Number: 79860405
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (History) 2008
Description: x, 724 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: List of maps --
Introduction --
part 1. Early imperial expansion --
1. Classical genocide and early modern memory --
2. The Spanish conquest of the new world, 1492-1600 --
3. Guns and genocide in East Asia, 1400-1600 --
4. Genocidal massacres in early modern Southeast Asia --
part 2. Settler colonialism --
Introductory note --
5. The English conquest of Ireland, 1565-1603 --
6. Colonial North America, 1600-1776 --
7. Genocidal violence in nineteenth-century Australia --
8. Genocide in the United States --
9. Settler genocides in Africa, 1830-1910 --
part 3. Twentieth-century genocides --
Introductory note --
10. The Armenian genocide : national chauvinism in the waning Ottoman empire --
11. Blut und Boden : Germany and nazi genocide --
12. Rice, race, and empire : Japan and East Asia --
13. Soviet terror and agriculture --
14. Maoism in China : a rural model of revolutionary violence --
15. From the Mekong to the Nile : genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda --
Epilogue : racial and religious slaughter from Bangladesh to Baghdad --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Ben Kiernan.
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