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Overview

"... 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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Dadrian, a former professor at SUNY, Geneseo, currently directs a genocide study project supported by the Guggenheim Foundation. The present study analyzes the devastating wartime destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire as the cataclysmic culmination of a historical process involving the progressive Turkish decimation of the Armenians through intermittent and incremental massacres. In addition to the excellent general bibliography there is an annotated bibliography of selected books used in the study. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571816665
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/5/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 490
  • Sales rank: 1,046,318
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement
Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Pt. I Humanitarian Intervention by the Powers: A Historical Perspective
1 Islamic Sacred Law as a Matrix of Ottoman Legal Order and Nationality Conflicts 3
2 Humanitarian Intervention as a Response to Nationality Conflicts in the Balkans 7
3 Escalation of the Conflicts and Ottoman Palliatives. The Origins of the Eastern Question Foreshadowing the Armenian Question 21
Pt. II The Origins of the Armenian Question and the Turko-Armenian Conflict
4 The Ill-Fated Internationalization of a Domestic Nationality Conflict 43
5 The Interactive Dynamics of the Eastern and Armenian Questions 49
Pt. III The Dysfunctions of Humanitarian Intervention in the Rise and Treatment of the Armenian Question
6 Manipulative Diplomacy Supplanting the Ideals of Humanitarian Intervention 61
7 The Impotence of Discordant Diplomacy: The Disconnective Vulnerabilities of the Armenians 104
Pt. IV The Inauguration of a Proto-Genocidal Policy
8 The Era of the Abdul Hamit Massacres 113
9 The Portentousness of the Abdul Hamit Era Massacres 172
Pt. V The Wars and Massacres of the New Young Turk Regime and the Demise of Humanitarian Interventionism
10 The 1909 Twin Adana Massacres 179
11 The Eviction of the Turks from the Balkan Peninsula: A New Sense of Peril for Anatolia 185
Pt. VI The Initiation and Consummation of the Genocide Under Cover of the First World War
12 The Legal-Political Context of the Initiation 203
13 International Law as a Crucible of Legal Liabilities 212
14 The Implementation of the Genocide 219
15 The Disguises of the Law of Deportation and Ancillary Acts 235
16 The Issue of German Complicity 248
Pt. VII The Quest for Justice in the Aftermath of Turkish Military Defeat
17 Allied Attempts at Retributive Justice 303
18 The Recourse to the Machinery of Turkish Justice 317
Pt. VIII The Push Beyond Domestic Genocide. The Targeting of the Russian Armenians
19 The Ittihadist Thrust Against Russian Armenia 347
20 The Kemalist Thrust Against Russian Armenia 356
Pt. IX A Review of the Armenian Genocide in a Comparative Perspective
21 The Saliency of Some of the Determinants of the Armenian Genocide 377
22 Parallel Problems in the Post-War Prosecution of World War I German War Criminals 390
23 The Armenian Genocide in Relation to the Holocaust and the Nuremberg Trials 394
Conclusion 420
Epilogue 424
Bibliography 426
Subject Index 455
Names Index 458
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