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Title The specter of genocide : mass murder in historical perspective / edited by Robert Gellately, Ben Kiernan
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]


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Description x, 396 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The study of mass murder and genocide -- Part I. Genocide and Modernity:-- 2. Twentieth century genocides: underlying ideological themes from Armenia to East Timor-- 3. The modernity of genocides: war, race, and revolution in the twentieth century -- 4. Seeking the roots of modern genocide: on the macro- and micro-history of mass murder-- 5. Genocide and the body politic in the time of modernity-- Part II: Indigenous Peoples and Colonial Issues:-- 6. Indigenous peoples genocide: rhetoric of human rights --7. Military culture and the production of 'final solutions' in the colonies: the example of Wilhelminian Germany -- 8. East Timor: counter-insurgency and genocide -- Part III. The Era of the Two World Wars:-- 9. Under cover of war: the Armenian genocide in the context of total war -- 10. The mechanism of a mass crime: the 'great terror' in the Soviet Union, 1937-1938-- 11. The third reich, the Holocaust and visions of serial genocide -- 12. Reflections on modern Japanese history in the context of the concept of 'genocide' -- Part 4. Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1945:-- 13. 'When the world turned to chaos': 1965 and its aftermath in Bali, Indonesia--14. Genocide in Cambodia and Ethiopia-- 15. Modern genocide in Rwanda: ideology, revolution, war, and mass murder in an African state -- 16. History, motive, law, intent: combining historical and legal methods in understanding Guatemala's 1981-1983 genocide -- 17. Analysis of a mass crime: ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, 1991-1999 -- 18. Investigating genocide
Summary "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, North America, and Australia. As well, there is extensive coverage of the post-1945 period, including the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Bali, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Guatemala. The book emphasizes the importance of comparative analysis and theoretical discussion, and it raises new questions about the difficult challenges for modernity constituted by genocide and other mass crimes."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Genocide
Human rights violations
Notes "This volume originated as an international conference on genocide ... held in Barcelona, Spain, in December 2000."--Acknowledgements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Genocide.
Crimes against humanity.
Author Gellately, Robert, 1943-
Kiernan, Ben.
LC no. 2002031553
ISBN 0521527503 paperback
0521820634 hardback
Other Titles Mass murder in historical perspective