Looking Backward, Moving Forward (Pp)

Overview

The decades separating our new century from the Armenian Genocide, the prototype of modern-day nation-killings, have fundamentally changed the political composition of the region. Virtually no Armenians remain on their historic territories in what is today eastern Turkey. The Armenian people have been scattered about the world. And a small independent republic has come to replace the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was all that was left of the homeland as the result of Turkish invasion and Bolshevik ...
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Overview

The decades separating our new century from the Armenian Genocide, the prototype of modern-day nation-killings, have fundamentally changed the political composition of the region. Virtually no Armenians remain on their historic territories in what is today eastern Turkey. The Armenian people have been scattered about the world. And a small independent republic has come to replace the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was all that was left of the homeland as the result of Turkish invasion and Bolshevik collusion in 1920.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an indispensable guide to the current state of scholarship on the Armenian genocide in the context of contemporary politics and international law. The essays show to what degree we have entered a new phase in scholarly and political discussions of a subject that simply refuses to go away. What until recently has been treated as an Armenian or a Turkish problem here emerges as a matter for all of us." –Jay Winter, Yale University "Looking Backward, Moving Forward brings the reader an up-to-date and reasoned study of the Armenian Genocide in the context of history, international law and issues that affect the ongoing trauma of the genocide for both the descendants of victims and the perpetrators. This volume, more than any other, suggests new directions in energizing both scholarly and popular understanding of this event." –Dr. Stephen Feinstein, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Univesity of Minnesota
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765805195
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard G. Hovannisian is distinguished professor of Armenian and Near Eastern history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He served as the associate director of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies from 1978 to 1995. A member of the UCLA faculty since 1962, he has organized the undergraduate and graduate programs in Armenian and Caucasian history. In 1987, Professor Hovannisian was appointed the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at the UCLA. Among his many works, Hovannisian is the author of Armenia on the Road to Independence, The Republic of Armenia (in three volumes), The Armenian Holocaust and he has edited and contributed to The Armenian Image in History and Literature, The Armenian Genocide in Perspective, The Armenian Genocide: History, Politics, Ethics; The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, and Remembrance and Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide (1998).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Confronting the Armenian Genocide 1
2 Genocide: An Agenda for Action 9
3 Determinants of the Armenian Genocide 23
4 The United States Response to the Armenian Genocide 51
5 The League of Nations and the Reclamation of Armenian Genocide Survivors 81
6 Bitter-Sweet Memories: The Last Generation of Ottoman Armenians 113
7 Raphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide 125
8 The Armenian Genocide and International Law 137
9 New Directions in Literary Responses to the Armenian Genocide 157
10 Looking Backward and Forward: Genocide Studies and Teaching about the Armenian Genocide 181
11 Reconstructing the Turkish Historiography on the Armenian Massacres and Deaths of 1915 209
12 Denial and Free Speech: The Case of the Armenian Genocide 231
13 Healing and Reconciliation 263
14 State and Nation: Their Roles after Independence 275
About the Contributors 285
Index 291
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