Centuries of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, Fifth Edition

Edited by Samuel Totten

© 2022

First published in 1992, Centuries of Genocide addresses genocides perpetrated in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Recognized experts in the field of genocide studies come together to contribute original essays, accompanied by highly informative and powerful first-person accounts.

The new edition of this market-leading textbook includes a revised introduction and updated chapters with new research and insights. Two new case studies of twenty-first-century genocides bring this horrific history up to the present moment: the genocide of the Yazidis by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and genocidal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar.

As with previous editions, the chapters remain consistent in their format to allow for student understanding of this challenging subject. Authors address the same set of questions about each genocide: Who committed the genocide? How was the genocide committed? Why was the genocide committed? Who were the victims? What were the outstanding historical forces and trends at work that led to the genocide? What was the long-term impact of the genocide on the victim group? Powerful survivor testimonies from each genocide bring the secondary essays to life and help students to grapple with the difficult lessons presented throughout the book.

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The fifth edition of Centuries of Genocide combines highly informative essays on major genocides with powerful first-person survivor testimonies.

Centuries of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, Fifth Edition

Edited by Samuel Totten

© 2022

First published in 1992, Centuries of Genocide addresses genocides perpetrated in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Recognized experts in the field of genocide studies come together to contribute original essays, accompanied by highly informative and powerful first-person accounts.

The new edition of this market-leading textbook includes a revised introduction and updated chapters with new research and insights. Two new case studies of twenty-first-century genocides bring this horrific history up to the present moment: the genocide of the Yazidis by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and genocidal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar.

As with previous editions, the chapters remain consistent in their format to allow for student understanding of this challenging subject. Authors address the same set of questions about each genocide: Who committed the genocide? How was the genocide committed? Why was the genocide committed? Who were the victims? What were the outstanding historical forces and trends at work that led to the genocide? What was the long-term impact of the genocide on the victim group? Powerful survivor testimonies from each genocide bring the secondary essays to life and help students to grapple with the difficult lessons presented throughout the book.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 648 pages
  • Illustrations: 14
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Samuel Totten is a scholar of genocide studies and professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction
    Samuel Totten

    1. The Genocide of California’s Yana Indians
    Benjamin Madley

    2. Genocide of the Herero and Nama in German South-West Africa, 1904–1907
    Dominik J. Schaller

    3. The Armenian Genocide
    Rouben P. Adalian

    4. Soviet Manmade Famine in Ukraine
    James Mace
     
    5. The Holocaust: Jews, Gypsies, and the Handicapped
    Donald L. Niewyk

    6. Genocide in Bangladesh
    Rounaq Jahan

    7. Genocide in Cambodia 
    Craig Etcheson

    8. The Genocide Perpetrated by the Government of Argentina (1976–1983)
    Natasha Zaretsky

    9. Guatemala: Acts of Genocide, Scorched-earth Counterinsurgency War, and the Long Search for Justice
    Susanne Jonas

    10. The Anfal Operations in Iraqi Kurdistan
    Michiel Leezenberg

    11. The 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
    Gerald Caplan

    12. The Srebrenica Genocide
    Martin Mennecke

    13. The Darfur Genocide
    Samuel Totten

    14. ISIS’ Genocide of the Yazidis
    Samuel Totten

    15. Genocidal Violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar
    Ken MacLean

    Appendices

    Appendix I. The UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crimes of Genocide

    Appendix II. Summary of the Concept of The Responsibility to Protect

    Index

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