The specter of genocide

mass murder in historical perspective

By Gellately, Robert & Kiernan, Ben

Publishers 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.

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ISBN
978-0-52182-063-9
Publisher
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2003

Given the quality of such books as Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide, an anthology on the subject must be comprehensive and distinguished to be recommended. While Power's book concerns the problem of formulating a policy response to this horrific crime, this edited volume provides a solid historical context. With these selections, Gellately (Strassler Family Chair for the Study of Holocaust History, Clark Univ.) and Kiernan (Whitney Griswold Professor of History & director, Genocide Studies Pro...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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