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On the path to genocide : Armenia and Rwanda reexamined

Author: Deborah Mayersen
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why did the Armenian genocide erupt in Turkey in 1915, only seven years after the Armenian minority achieved civil equality for the first time in the history of the Ottoman Empire? How can we explain the Rwandan genocide occurring in 1994, after decades of relative peace and even cooperation between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority? Addressing the question of how the risk of genocide develops over time, On  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Mayersen
ISBN: 9781782382843 1782382844
OCLC Number: 855043008
Description: viii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : 'The symptoms of an explosive situation': the temporal model of genocide --
I. The Armenian genocide : 'Trying desperately to escape history': the Armenian question ; 'A settled plan to slowly exterminate': the Hamidian massacres ; 'They will have to be destroyed': from massacre to genocide --
II. The Rwandan genocide : 'A European under black skin': precolonial and colonial Rwanda ; 'A massive rejection of the Tutsi as fellow nationals': race, violence and independence ; 'A cockroach gives birth to another cockroach': from coexistence to extermination --
III. The path to genocide : 'Driven by ethnic exclusivism': on the timing of genocide ; 'Our only hope, therefore, rests on the obstacle': constraints against genocide --
'A pattern ... repeated numerous times': the wider applicability of the temporal model --
Conclusion. : 'We are all brothers': the temporal model and genocide prevention.
Responsibility: Deborah Mayersen.

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Why did the Armenian genocide erupt in Turkey in 1915, only seven years after the Armenian minority achieved civil equality for the first time in the history of the Ottoman Empire? How can we  Read more...

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