The Routledge History of Genocide

1st Edition

Cathie Carmichael, Richard C. Maguire

Published May 8, 2015
Reference - 348 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415529969 - CAT# Y136515
Series: Routledge Histories

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The Routledge History of Genocide takes an interdisciplinary yet historically focused look at history from the Iron Age to the recent past to examine episodes of extreme violence that could be interpreted as genocidal. Approaching the subject in a sensitive, inclusive and respectful way, each chapter is a newly commissioned piece covering a range of opinions and perspectives. The topics discussed are broad in variety and include:

  • genocide and the end of the Ottoman Empire
  • Stalin and the Soviet Union
  • Iron Age warfare
  • genocide and religion
  • Japanese military brutality during the Second World War
  • heritage and how we remember the past.

The volume is global in scope, something of increasing importance in the study of genocide. Presenting genocide as an extremely diverse phenomenon, this book is a wide-ranging and in-depth view of the field that will be valuable for all those interested in the historical context of genocide.

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