Centuries of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, Fifth Edition
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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- Page Count: 648 pages
- Illustrations: 14
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationSamuel Totten is a scholar of genocide studies and professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas.
Table of contents
1. The Genocide of California’s Yana Indians
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
5. The Holocaust: Jews, Gypsies, and the Handicapped
Donald L. Niewyk
6. Genocide in Bangladesh
7. Genocide in Cambodia
8. The Genocide Perpetrated by the Government of Argentina (1976–1983)
9. Guatemala: Acts of Genocide, Scorched-earth Counterinsurgency War, and the Long Search for Justice
10. The Anfal Operations in Iraqi Kurdistan
11. The 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
12. The Srebrenica Genocide
13. The Darfur Genocide
14. ISIS’ Genocide of the Yazidis
15. Genocidal Violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar
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
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