The History Of The Armenian Genocide / Edition 4

The History Of The Armenian Genocide / Edition 4

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by Vahakn N. Dadrian
     
 

"... totally innovative ... Dadrian exhibits exemplary objectivity and provides us with the fruits of a life of scholarship and research. An inestimable contribution to our knowledge of history." · Journal of the Society of Armenian Studies

"... marshals considerable evidence to show how the development of the Turkish-Armenian conflict escalated to the point

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"... totally innovative ... Dadrian exhibits exemplary objectivity and provides us with the fruits of a life of scholarship and research. An inestimable contribution to our knowledge of history." · Journal of the Society of Armenian Studies

"... marshals considerable evidence to show how the development of the Turkish-Armenian conflict escalated to the point of genocide ... Dadrian makes [an] important contribution to our understanding of the dynamics of the Ottoman decision to destroy its Armenian subjects." · MESA Bulletin

"[The History of the Armenian Genocide] is without doubt the most important work ever done on this subject. [Dadrian's] painstaking archival work, and [his] wide reading in the relevant sources in Turkish, Armenian, German, French and English has no parallel. The book will stand as a monument parallel to Hilberg's master work, The Destruction of the European Jews ... [He has] forced me to rethink the entire issue of comparisons and differences between the Armenian experience in World War I and the Jewish experience in World War II." · Steven T. Katz, Cornell University

"... an outstanding piece of scholarship ... based on years of meticulous study of primary sources ..." · Leo Kuper, University of California

"... the author has pioneered the sociological study of the Armenian Genocide ..." · Roger Smith, College of William and Mary, Virginia

The Armenian Genocide, though not given such prominent treatment as the Jewish Holocaust which it precedes, still haunts the Western world and has assumed a new significance in the light of "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia and, more recently, Darfur. This study by the most distinguished scholar of the Armenian tragedy offers an authoritative analysis by presenting it as a case study of genocide and by seeing it as an historical process in which a domestic conflict escalated and was finally consumed by global war.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571816665
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/05/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
490
Sales rank:
625,874
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement
Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Pt. IHumanitarian Intervention by the Powers: A Historical Perspective
1Islamic Sacred Law as a Matrix of Ottoman Legal Order and Nationality Conflicts3
2Humanitarian Intervention as a Response to Nationality Conflicts in the Balkans7
3Escalation of the Conflicts and Ottoman Palliatives. The Origins of the Eastern Question Foreshadowing the Armenian Question21
Pt. IIThe Origins of the Armenian Question and the Turko-Armenian Conflict
4The Ill-Fated Internationalization of a Domestic Nationality Conflict43
5The Interactive Dynamics of the Eastern and Armenian Questions49
Pt. IIIThe Dysfunctions of Humanitarian Intervention in the Rise and Treatment of the Armenian Question
6Manipulative Diplomacy Supplanting the Ideals of Humanitarian Intervention61
7The Impotence of Discordant Diplomacy: The Disconnective Vulnerabilities of the Armenians104
Pt. IVThe Inauguration of a Proto-Genocidal Policy
8The Era of the Abdul Hamit Massacres113
9The Portentousness of the Abdul Hamit Era Massacres172
Pt. VThe Wars and Massacres of the New Young Turk Regime and the Demise of Humanitarian Interventionism
10The 1909 Twin Adana Massacres179
11The Eviction of the Turks from the Balkan Peninsula: A New Sense of Peril for Anatolia185
Pt. VIThe Initiation and Consummation of the Genocide Under Cover of the First World War
12The Legal-Political Context of the Initiation203
13International Law as a Crucible of Legal Liabilities212
14The Implementation of the Genocide219
15The Disguises of the Law of Deportation and Ancillary Acts235
16The Issue of German Complicity248
Pt. VIIThe Quest for Justice in the Aftermath of Turkish Military Defeat
17Allied Attempts at Retributive Justice303
18The Recourse to the Machinery of Turkish Justice317
Pt. VIIIThe Push Beyond Domestic Genocide. The Targeting of the Russian Armenians
19The Ittihadist Thrust Against Russian Armenia347
20The Kemalist Thrust Against Russian Armenia356
Pt. IXA Review of the Armenian Genocide in a Comparative Perspective
21The Saliency of Some of the Determinants of the Armenian Genocide377
22Parallel Problems in the Post-War Prosecution of World War I German War Criminals390
23The Armenian Genocide in Relation to the Holocaust and the Nuremberg Trials394
Conclusion420
Epilogue424
Bibliography426
Subject Index455
Names Index458

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